Classics Series B
Ravel, Britten, Shostakovich – In Remembrance
Nov 9, 2018 – Nov 10, 2018 at the Centennial Concert Hall
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI
Renowned British violinist Tasmin Little performs the pacifist Britten’s sublime Violin Concerto. Ravel dedicated Tombeau de Couperin to six friends fallen in WWI. Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony was intended as a grand ode to Soviet victory in WWII. Instead, he delivered a delightful work reminiscent of Mozart, a rebuff to Soviet authoritarianism.
Pre-concert chats begin at 6:45 pm each night on the Piano Nobile.
Prep for the concert by listening to the Spotify playlist:
Lament for stringsFrank Bridge
Violin Concerto No. 1Benjamin Britten
Le Tombeau de CouperinMaurice Ravel
Symphony No.9 in E-flat majorDmitri Shostakovich