How Shostakovich Survived to Protest Stalin’s Anti-Semitism

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Date - 04/06/2017
2:30 pm

Jewish Community Center

I’m ecstatic to announce a fascinating exploration of the life and music of Dmitri Shostakovich!

It will be a mixed-media presentation featuring Yuja Wang, Oistrak, Rostropovich, Mravinsky, Maxim Shostakovich, and Kondrashin!
It is illustrated with excerpts from his Romance, 2nd Waltz from his 2nd Jazz Suite, the 5th Symphony, his 2nd Piano Trio, the song cycle From Jewish Poetry, the 1st Violin Concerto, the 2nd Cello Concerto, the 7th Symphony, written during Hitler’s siege of St. Petersburg, and the incredible 13th Symphony, in which Shostakvich brilliantly set to music Yevtushenko’s poem BABI YAR, about the 37,000 Jews murdered in 48 hours just outside of Kiev in Ukraine, the single most horrific massacre of the Holocaust.
I will explain the strange relationship between Shostakovich and Stalin.

Thurs. April 6th 2:30 pm at the JCC on the southwest corner of west 76th st. and Amsterdam Ave. Admission to the public is $20, and if you announce you are from Cesare Civetta’s list, it will be discounted to $15! I can’t wait to share this!!!

Here is a peek: