Acclaimed Beijing Symphony Performs for the First Time in NJ
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The last date listed for Beijing Symphony was Saturday October 19, 2013 / 8:00pm.
Currently at State Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $47.00 - $71.00
- Our Price:
- $23.50 - $35.50
Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 is the most popular of all the Russian composer's work, and one of the 20th century's most powerful symphonies. The public reaction to Symphony No. 5 was astounding -- upon its premier performance in 1937, it garnered an ovation lasting over half an hour. Influenced by Gustav Mahler, it was written both to placate the Soviet regime, who had loudly voiced their disapproval of Shostakovich's previous work, and for the Russian public as a moving reflection on their suffering under Stalin. Gerard Schwarz conducts the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in this monumental piece, along with Strauss' Violin Concerto led by Concertmaster/violinist Eric Wyrick and Romantic-era composer Goldmark's In Springtime. Learn More
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On the Program:
Guo Wenjing, Lotus (Lianhua) Overture
Guo Wenjing, Concerto for bamboo flute, Desolate Mountain
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet