Lino Rivera: Music & Human Rights

”Human rights”, you say? That sounds horribly out of fashion; “human wrongs” is much more actual. Be that as it may, years ago, the Young Romantics (Liszt, Chopin, Wagner and co.) were extremely influenced by Goethe and particularly, his novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. As that fun-sounding title implies, Werther was a human who wasn’t exactly righted. More often than not, we conceive of what is right based on our experiences with what is wrong, right? Pianist and professor Lino Rivera, born and raised in the Philippines, takes inspiration from the ideas of the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Lino will introduce himself, play musical excerpts, and discuss his work at the School of Liberal Arts at the Lasallian and catholic Saint Mary’s College of California.

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