Turning Points: Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers' 45th Season
Sunday, February 8, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Clinton Smith, conductor
Special performance by 2014-2015 OSSCS Concerto Competition Winner
Dvořák Slavonic Dance in C Major, Op. 46, No. 1
Dvořák Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2
Dvořák Slavonic Dance in G Minor, Op. 46, No. 8
Shostakovich Chamber Symphony in C Minor, Op. 110a
Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
Life can change in an instant: an experience, a vision, a job, a chance meeting or a great first date. Dvořák's Slavonic Dances launched his career. After observing the devastation of firebombing in Dresden, Shostakovich worked for three straight days and emergedcovered in sweatwith his eighth string quartet, later adapted for string orchestra. Arvo Pärt, another victim of Stalin's totalitarianism, hit rock bottom and lost his will to compose after his music was bannedFratres represents his musical and emotional reinvention. Mozart's Symphony No. 29, written at age 18, marked a turning point in his compositional voice.
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