The Genius of Shostakovich


The Genius of Shostakovich

25

May

Presented by Murray River Fine Music 


Composer and pianist Shostakovich lived under the constant threat and reality of authoritarian regimes - keeping a packed suitcase under the stairs in case he got a knock on the door in the middle of the night. 

His music was subversive, characterised by sharp contrasts, elements of the grotesque and ambivalent tonality. On the other side was his quirky humour, making him a man of great contrasts.  

Experience both sides of his genius in this brilliant program performed by Orpheus Trio, with special guest artists Merlyn Quaife (soprano), Markiyan Melnychenko (violin) and Simon Oswell (viola). 

Program: 

  • Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op.8 
  • Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok Op. 127 
  • Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57 

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Important Information
Session Info: 2pm
Date: Saturday 25 May 2024
Cost: $45 Full, $35 Member, $40 Concession, $30 Member concession, $40 Group 4+, $30 Member group 4+, $10 Child u/18
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes including interval
General Info: All ages
Venue: The Cube Wodonga
Bookings: Bookings essential: Tickets available by phone in person or online* *Online ticket sales are generally available up until two hours prior to the start of each show.

*Online ticket sales are generally available up until two hours prior to the start of each show.

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