One of Russia’s most fascinating and complex composers—Dmitri Shostakovich—goes under the magnifying glass when Pacific Symphony partners with Chapman University’s Global Arts Program to present “Decoding Shostakovich.”

Through classical concerts and a wide array of presentations (discussions, film, dance, lecture, piano recital, theatre, symposium, book club and master classes), “Decoding Shostakovich” examines the man and his music to reveal the composer’s relationship to his home country and the effect it had on his music.

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The Chapman Global Arts Program Initiative, made possible by the Kay Family Foundation, will engage students, artists and everyday people in exploring diverse cultures through the performing arts.  The program will offer performances, exhibitions, workshops, and training for students, artists, youth and adults who share our commitment to learning about different facets of our community.  The Global Arts Program will  generate awareness of Chapman University and the creative program offerings in the College of Performing Arts, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, and Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, solidifying Chapman’s reputation as a nexus of creativity and innovation.