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Louis Andriessen’s “De Staat” Southern Exposure New Music Concert

One of the masterpieces of European minimalism, the rarely-heard “De Staat” by Louis Andriessen, is a modern satire of Plato’s “Republic” and explores Plato’s association with music and its ability to move the masses. USC’s popular new music series, Southern Exposure, will perform “De Staat” on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 in the new Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business, level 1. This work will be paired with Stephen Hartke’s “Sons of Noah,” a cantata for solo soprano, four flutes, four bassoons, and four guitars based on Machado de Assisi’s political satire “Na arca.” With the USC Wind Ensemble and music faculty. As always, the series concert is free.