Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic's Spring Into Spring!
The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic explores Shostakovich's monumental "Fifth Symphony" during this spring showcase. Written at the height of Stalin's purges, and designed to appear to appease the Russian authorities, it nonetheless was a huge success at its first performance and continues to this day to be Shostakovich's most popular symphony. Similarly, American composer (and former WMPA Composition Competition winner) Anthony Iannacone's "Divertimento" is his most popular work. Based on a tune in Boccherini's Menuet, it is a charming essay in free variation and thematic metamorphosis, combining a lullaby, a dance and the Menuet tune. The music is in full bloom at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria.
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The last date listed for WMPA: Spring Into Spring! was Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 / 3:00pm .