Norfolk Music Festival Features Dawn Upshaw

Dawn Upshaw will perform at Norfolk Music Festival on July 14. Photo by Brooke Irish

World War I ended. The flu killed up to 100 million people worldwide. Claude Debussy died. Leonard Bernstein was born. So was Ray Charles.

The year was 1918, and it ushered in an interwar period of intense creativity and, among the ashes of “the war to end all wars,” deep questioning of humanity, art, and music. (The following year, Dali would paint a moustache on the Mona Lisa.)

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