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Symphony No. 5, Sergei Prokofiev
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Prokofiev 5

Jun3
7:30 PM
Shostakovich, Britten, Prokofiev
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Written during World War II, Britten’s Sinfonia da requiem is a powerful cry for peace, reaching such tension in the central scherzo that the music seems to explode into angry fragments, from the cooling shards of which arises its serene, hope-filled finale. Prokofiev’s breathtaking Fifth Symphony, composed with an Allied victory over Nazi Germany in sight, evokes a waking giant and ends with an exhilarating finale.

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May 31: Special preconcert exploration (6:30 p.m., Armour Stage): “Best of Prokofiev Film Scores”
This presentation will feature specially prepared collections of film clips featuring scores by Sergei Prokofiev curated by John Riley (British Universities Film and Video Council). This presentation will be followed by a discussion of the evening’s repertoire with Dr. Laura Prichard. Free and open to all ticketholders.

Jun 3: Special preconcert exploration (6:00 p.m., Grainger Ballroom): “Best of Prokofiev Film Scores”
This presentation will feature specially-prepared collections of film clips featuring scores by Sergei Prokofiev curated by John Riley (British Universities Film and Video Council). This presentation will be followed by a discussion of the evening’s repertoire with Dr. Laura Prichard. Free and open to all ticketholders.

Program

  • Shostakovich Five Fragments
  • Britten Sinfonia da requiem
  • Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

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