Ward Stare, conductor
Nicole Cabell, soprano
ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL Waltz and Agitato, “Pravda” (World Concert Premiere)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
The year: 1936. After his opera, Lady Macbeth, is denounced as “anti-Soviet,” Shostakovich’s fate rides on the success of his next composition. The ensuing Fifth Symphony is a paragon of music’s power to express beyond the notes, at once brutal, mournful, and triumphant—with a side of sarcasm. A monumental evening also features the “liquid gold” (The Times) soprano of opera star Nicole Cabell, winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
See Music Director Ward Stare discuss the program for this concert in the below video.
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