Vineet Shende’s New Choral Work Explores American Identity

Vineet Shende

A new choral work by Associate Professor of Music Vineet Shende will premiere at Studzinski Recital Hall, at 7:30pm May 4-5, 2017.  E Pluribus Unum, Non Ex Pluribus Divisum will be performed by the Bowdoin Chorus and the Mozart Mentors Orchestra, under the direction of Anthony Antolini ’63.

Shende says his new work is in part inspired by “the rising level of xenophobia and anti-immigrant rhetoric in our recent political discourse. Such rhetoric strikes me as being deeply un-American.”

Shende’s work is one of four being performed at this week’s concert, including another world premiere written by fellow Maine composer, Aaron Robinson. Read more in Bowdoin News.

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