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


Victoria Symphony


Royal Theatre
805 Broughton St + Google Map

Concert Playlist

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