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The Ethics of Democracy Series: The Interrogation

With music by Hanns Eisler and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht (translations by Eric Bentley), this radio-play with music in one act was adapted from transcripts of hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee, April, 1947. The transcripts were adapted and music arranged by Jonathan Berger.
Director: Scott Matthew Walling
Hans Eisler - Arjun Pranav Sheth
Robert E. Strippling - Liam James McGregor
Narrator and stenographer – Amanda Ani Harris
Litawn Gan – piano
The Calidore String Quartet

  • Jeffrey Meyers - violin
  • Ryan Meehan - violin
  • Jeffrey Berry - viola
  • Estelle Choi - cello

The Calidore String Quartet’s residency at Stanford is part of the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s Emerging String Quartet Program.
The student artists in The Interrogation are all participants in ITALIC (Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture), a residentially based yearlong academic program for freshmen that uses art as the frame for discussing big ideas.



Friday, February 5, 2016. 07:30PM


Campbell Recital Hall


Department of Music, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society


Free and open to the public (ticketed at the door)