by Sumire Hirotsuru
The Juilliard Orchestra will present an enormous masterpiece, the Fourth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich, tonight, Tuesday, January 24 at 7:30pm. Around 120 musicians will be on stage in David Geffen Hall.
The piece was written under the political oppression of the USSR. This was experienced personally by Shostakovich, who was attacked by Stalin for creating music that is against his cultural and political view. In the rehearsal, Maestro Alan Gilbert told students: “This piece is very timely for what is happening to this country right now.”
The program begins with Dutilleux’s “Tout un monde lointain…” for solo cello and orchestra. Featured soloist will is concerto competition winner, Anne Richardson.
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Anne Richardson, cello soloist
DUTILLEUX Tout un monde lointain…
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 4