One of the most popular cello works ever written, Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto is a profound expression of struggle and triumph, its sardonic humor giving way to elegiac beauty. Its dramatic character is more than matched by Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, from its sumptuous ball-scene with a haunting waltz melody to the evil howls and cackles of its witches' Sabbath.
Additional dates for this performance on December 5 and December 7.
conversations with Johann Buis. 30 minute run-time. Thurs., December 5, 7 p.m.
Grainger Ballroom Sat.,
December 7, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom Tues.,
December 10, 6:30 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
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