Shostakovich and Weinberg: A Story of Loss and Healing Power

Shostakovich and Weinberg: A Story of Loss and Healing Power

Sunday, January 29, 2023
3 pm

Thayer Hall

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Adam Millstein, Violin
Clive Greensmith, Cello
Dominic Cheli, Piano

Using the music of Dimitri Shostakovich and Mieczysław Weinberg, this concert paints a picture of the composers’ friendship and life at the end of World War II.

The two trios on this program share many common motives and themes, and they represent the beginning of what would be a lifelong friendship. Despite the music demonstrating intense strife, both works share a common conclusion: a feeling of hope and belief that the inherent good in humanity can overcome evil.

This performance is presented as part of the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, a unique Colburn resource that encourages greater awareness and more frequent performances of music by composers whose careers and lives were disrupted or ended during the years of the Nazi regime in Europe. Led by Artistic Director James Conlon, the Recovered Voices initiative brings this important repertory back to life for generations to come through performances, classes, competitions, symposia, recordings, and more.

Special appreciation goes to the extraordinary generosity from the Amron-Sutherland Fund which provides financial support for recently graduated Conservatory of Music pianists on the cusp of professional careers.

Patrons are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test, but it is not required. See the full list of safety protocols for more information.