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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9

5 February 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

As World War II ended, Soviet composers were expected to produce bombastic music proclaiming victory, but Shostakovich hesitated. In these dark hours, under a regime of control, he instead gave voice to light – in the bright and brief Symphony No. 9. Accompanied by Richard Strauss’ contemporaneous 1945 string masterpiece and Copland’s haunting score, this is a program of expectations defied and beauty found in the strangest places.

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Details

Date:
5 February 2023
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Victoria Symphony

Venue

Royal Theatre
805 Broughton St + Google Map
Phone:
250.386.6121

Concert Playlist

  • Copland
    Quiet City
  • R. Strauss
    Metamorphosen
  • Shostakovich
    Symphony No. 9