November 23–25, 2024

Shostakovich 5: Heroism and Hope

Written as Stalin's Great Terror campaign made music a matter of life and death for Soviet composers, Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony is a searing search for hope in a time of darkness and oppression. Fear and vulnerability also hover over Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto, its hushed laments and demonic dissonances mirroring the composer's anguish upon his imminent return to the Soviet Union.

Program

Nina Shekhar: Lumina
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 Mountain icon

Artists

David Danzmayr, Conductor
Vadim Gluzman, Violin

 

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This concert is part of Classical Series B and is eligible for the Choose Your Own Series.

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  • SAT, NOV 23, 2024, 7:30 PM
  • SUN, NOV 24, 2024, 2:00 PM
  • MON, NOV 25, 2024, 7:30 PM

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