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

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Symphony No. 5, Dmitri Shostakovich

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Myung-Whun Chung, conductor
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Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Shostakovich 5

8:00 PM
Britten, Shostakovich
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Whether a well-calculated concession to Stalin’s cultural watchdogs or a magnificent act of subversion and defiance, there is no mistaking the power of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, from its vigorously vaulting opening theme through to its heart-felt slow movement. Written not long afterwards, Britten’s Violin Concerto, blending wistful lyricism and stunning virtuosity, powerfully moves and thrills audiences wherever it is performed.


  • Britten Violin Concerto
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

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Preconcert conversations with Derek Matson.

30 minute run-time.
Thurs., June 5, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Fri., June 6, 12:15 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sat., June 7, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sun., June 8, 2 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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Selected performances will be on sale July 2014. Details to be announced.

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