Mengelberg and Mahler

Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240
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After fifty celebrated years leading the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Holland--during which he famously championed the work of Jewish composer Gustav Mahler--legendary maestro Willem Mengelberg is faced with the unexpected prospect of exile, in retribution for his perceived collaboration with the Nazis during their occupation of the Netherlands. Lohbauer delivers a powerhouse performance in this gripping one-man show, jumping across time and memory as one man examines the choices he's made, in a "conversation" with the memory of his friend and greatest inspiration. In the end, conscience is the surest judge.

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