ACM announces a four-part virtual lecture series on classical music given by our Executive Director Seth Boustead. We’re working very hard to pay our musicians for canceled events and to pay our teaching artists for lessons canceled because of Covid-19. All proceeds from this series go to support those efforts. Composers throughout all eras have obsessed over the idea of national identity even, in the case of Jean Sibelius and Finland, been instrumental in helping create a national identity through their music. Seth will discuss how composers in the Czech Republic, United States of America, Russia, England, France, Poland, China and Germany have wrestled with or embraced nationalism and how it affected their music.