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February 25, 2023 | 7:30 PM

Shostakovich Symphony No. 7

Mary W. Sommervold Hall at The Washington Pavilion

Shostakovich Symphony No. 7



Delta David Gier, conductor

My Symphonies are Tombstones

Using dramatic readings and musical excerpts, the SDSO, Maestro Gier, and Joseph Horowitz – award winning expert on music and history – bring you inside the mind and times of Dmitri Shostakovich.  Then brace  yourself for a thrilling performance of the “Leningrad” Symphony.

Shostakovich / Symphony No. 7

Shostakovich wrote his massive Symphony No. 7 during the siege of Leningrad.  “Neither savage raids…nor the grim atmosphere of the beleaguered city could hinder the flow.  I worked with an inhuman intensity I have never before reached.”  Dmitri Shostakovich

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