Joan Degerstrom, Russell & Deborah Lee, and The Heaton Family
Saturday, October 19 at 8pm
Sunday, October 20 at 3pm Doors open 90 minutes before the concert.
MORIHIKO NAKAHARA, CONDUCTOR
JOSHUA ROMAN, CELLO
Prokofiev and Shostakovich, two of the most important symphonists of the 20th century, both worked under Stalin’s highly oppressive regime. Prokofiev’s Third Symphony features material from his opera, “The Fiery Angel,” a love story set against the backdrop of demon possession. The result is both touching and dramatic, filled with foreboding and struggle. Shostakovich, who walked a fine line between state accolades and denunciation, wrote his First Cello Concerto for friend Mstislav Rostropovich. Weaving his musical monogram, DSCH, throughout the work, he skillfully combines powerful musical ideas with virtuoso pyrotechnics.
Arvo Pärt — Trisagion Dimitri Shostakovich — Cello Concerto No. 1 Sergei Prokofiev — Symphony No. 3
Come early for a pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. Doors open 90 minutes before the concerts.
about the guest artist
Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer and curator, and was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015. MORE
Part of the Coffee and Classics Series
This concert is part of the Masterworks Series. Individual and subscription tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online using our new ticketing platform.