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Jaap van Zweden discusses the 2014 Truth to Power Festival. May - June 2014.



Shostakovich and Prokofiev

May29
8:00 PM
Prokofiev, Britten, Shostakovich
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Prokofiev’s Symphony-Concerto, played by the magnificent Alisa Weilerstein, embraces anguish and defiance as well as warmth and tender lyricism. Shostakovich’s neoclassical Ninth Symphony confounded expectations: instead of a triumphant celebration of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany, it is both sarcastic and cheeky, including a strutting march for piccolo. Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes enchants the ear with richly contrasting orchestral colors and textures.

Program

  • Prokofiev Symphony-Concerto
  • Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes: A time there was...
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 9

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Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Laura Stanfield Prichard.

30 minute run-time.
Thurs., May 29, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Fri., May 30, 12:15 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

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