The Year of 1917

Thu 27/09/2018 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: 37.00-7.00 €

Introduction

“The Year of 1917” has maintained its integrity as a piece that elevates the pulse regardless of politics.

Shostakovich was just barely tolerated by the Soviet leadership. When he was finally admitted into the Communist Party in 1960, he received a commission that he could not refuse: a new composition dedicated to the memory of Lenin. The narrative symphony that resulted takes listeners through the restless streets of Petrograd to the Winter Palace and the bloody revolution that ensued. “The Year of 1917” has maintained its integrity as a piece that elevates the pulse regardless of politics.

Artists

  • Michael Sanderling

    conductor

  • Josef Špaček

    violin

Programme

  • 19.00
    Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto

  • 21.00
    Dmitri Šostakovitš

    Symphony No. 12 "The Year of 1917"

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take photos of the orchestra?

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I have a season ticket but want to change my seat – what should I do?

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