Summer Series - Saturday June 15th, 2019, Bushell Theatre, Newton Abbot
Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
Brahms: Violin concerto
Shostakovich: 5th Symphony
Shostakovich's monumental 5th Symphony is at the heart of this programme. Composed as an answer to the criticism of his earlier symphonies from Stalin (which had potentially life threatening consequences) Shostakovich manages to tread the thin line that allowed him to live another day. Possibly his most popular symphony and with good reason.