Date(s) - 29 Sep 2013
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Auditorium, Monash Gippsland Campus
Venue The Auditorium
Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Shostakovich Symphony No.1 in F minor
Plus compositions for ten brass performed by the Monash Brass Ensemble
Monash Academy Orchestra
Monash Brass Ensemble
Fabian Russell conductor
Shostakovich’s first symphony was a tremendous success from its premiere, and is still considered today as one of Shostakovich’s finest works. It displays a characteristic combination of liveliness and wit on the one hand, and drama and tragedy on the other.
The transparent and chamber-like orchestration is in quite a contrast to the complex and sophisticated Mahlerian orchestrations found in many of his later symphonies, and the assurance with which the composer imagines, then realizes large-scale structure, is as impressive as his vigor and freshness of gesture.
FREE. Please book in advance.
Auditorium, Monash Gippsland Campus, Churchill
Approximately 95 minutes including a twenty minute interval