Resilience and Defiance at South Shore Cultural Center
Jan 16, 2022

Overview

Premiered in 1953 after the death of Joseph Stalin, Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony bursts with menacing march rhythms, chilling whispers and triumphal defiance. The music is often heard as a reckoning with the brutalities of Stalinism but also as the composer’s sigh of relief. Rossen Milanov conducts this thrilling program, which also features Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Something for the Dark, a bold and colorful meditation on resilience.

  • Venue
    Community Venue
  • Price Range
    Free
  • Length
    1 hour 10 minutes
  • Program Book
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Schedule
Sunday, January 16, 2022
3:00 PM
Program
Snider

Something for the Dark

Shostakovich

Symphony No. 10

Sponsors

The 2021/22 Civic Orchestra of Chicago season is generously sponsored by The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.


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