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PRICE

 Free Admission by pre-registration


HOUSE RULES

  • No eating or drinking
  • No photography, recording or filming
  • Please turn off your mobile phone and other electronic devices
  • Please keep noise to a minimum during the performance
  • Please reserve your applause until the end of the entire work

Swire Classic Insights

Soviet Realism, Absolute Power

25-2-2017 (Sat) 8pm
Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

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PROGRAMME


KABALEVSKY

 Colas Breugnon: Overture

 


KHACHATURIAN

Spartacus: Adagio

 


SHOSTAKOVICH  

New Babylon: Excerpts

 


SHOSTAKOVICH

String Quartet no. 8: 4th Movement

 


SHOSTAKOVICH

Symphony no. 5: Excerpts from each movement and followed by 4th Movement

 



Shostakovich and other artists had to survive terrible purges in the 1930s under a regime which insisted that art conform to an official message. Many disappeared without trace for displeasing the authorities. How did Shostakovich work around the restrictions? What happened to more cooperative composers? Hear the music and find out with Jung-Ho Pak in this Swire Classic Insights concert.