Secrets Behind Inspiration

pc2 Program Details

Saturday March 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM, Sunday March 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm The Peace Center

Conductor Edvard Tchivzhel

Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36 (Variations on an Original Theme)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47, D minor

Discover some of the secrets that inspired Elgar’s romantic Enigma Variations including the mysterious female friend portrayed by Elgar in Variation XIII. Then listen to the hidden call for resistance to tyranny and oppression of the Soviet regime in Shostakovich’s striking Fifth Symphony — one of the greatest masterworks of the twentieth century.
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Paul Hyde will lead a Pre-Concert Talk one hour prior to the Saturday and Sunday performances backstage in the rehearsal room of the Peace Center Concert Hall. These talks are free of charge and last approximately 45 minutes. Pre-Concert Talks give interesting insights to the program and composers to enhance your concert experience. Come join us!