Shostakovich’s Sixth at Richmond Hill

Kindred Spirits Orchestra presents a not-to-be-missed concert event where music skillfully narrates both character and mood.

The evening includes the tone poem Don Juan by Richard Strauss, which colourfully describes the journey of a melancholic hero in his life-long quest for love.

Pianist Jun Li Bui performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s fiery and tuneful Piano Concerto No. 1. Written in 1891, it’s the very first work in the genre that embraces all the elements of the composer’s mature style.

Also included in the program is Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6. Considered a staple in the repertoire, the work orchestrates a sense of impending doom. The dramatic piece was completed in 1939, in the wake of Russia joining the Second World War.

Kindred Spirits Orchestra presents Shostakovich’s Sixth at 8 p.m. on March 30 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge Street. A pre-concert recital starts at 7:15 p.m. with a pre-concert talk, in the foyer, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15-$40 and available online here.

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