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Pacific Symphony
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Alexander Toradze, piano
Solomon Volkov, musicologist
Joseph Horowitz, artistic advisor

Recognized as a masterful virtuoso with deep lyricism and intense emotion, Russian pianist Alexander Toradze joins Pacific Symphony to introduce a journey into the music of Shostakovich and cultural policy under Stalin. Music Director Carl St.Clair dives into Symphony No. 10, perhaps the composer’s best work, at once melancholy and intense. This is a Music Unwound program and the first half of the concert includes a multi-media presentation including an actor playing Shostakovich and audio-visuals plus, a lobby transformed to resemble the time of Stalin’s Soviet Union. For more information or tickets, call: (714) 755-5799 or visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/ToradzePlayShostakovich

Program includes:
Shostakovich: Excerpts from “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk”
Shostakovich: Excerpts from Symphony No. 5
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10