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.
Become a Season Subscriber! Buy five or more concerts and a 25% discount will apply to the entire order.
Season subscriptions are on sale now by phone, mail, or email. As a subscriber you can add further tickets to your subscription at the same 25% discount. Individual concert tickets will be on sale to the general public September 7th, 2022.