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



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Symphony No. 5, Sergei Prokofiev

Prokofiev 5

May31
8:00 PM
Shostakovich, Britten, Prokofiev
Saturday, May 31, 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.

Program

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

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Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Laura Stanfield Prichard.

30 minute run-time.
Sat., May 31, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Tue., June 3, 6:30 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

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