Presented by AT&T Performing Arts Center
Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 2:00 p.m.
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
Dallas –The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced tickets are on sale for The Dallas Opera Orchestra performing Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 which will be performed by The Dallas Opera Orchestra at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District. The Dallas Opera Orchestra performing Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 is part of The Classical Criterion 2015/2016 season.
The afternoon will feature a rare opportunity to experience The Dallas Opera Orchestra on stage as they perform Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar” by Dmitri Shostakovich.
A ravine outside the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, a chasm that no amount of tears can ever heal, became one of the most notorious “killing fields” on the eastern front of World War II: Babi Yar. It was here that a series of brutal massacres was carried out, that took the lives of an estimated 70 to 150 thousand people—most of them Jews.
Two decades after this infamous slaughter, renowned Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich turned his attention to the “loathsome” problem of anti-Semitism, inspired by Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s searing 1961 poem, “Babi Yar.” The controversial project, which skewered many aspects of Soviet life in addition to the horrors committed during the Nazi occupation, overcame every obstacle to premiere in Moscow in December 1962. Described as “a symphonic cantata” and “orchestral song cycle,” this highly original work is a symphony in both structure and in scope, and today is regarded as one of the composer’s most deeply personal works of art.
The afternoon will begin with a performance of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, composed for the 1806 Viennese revival of his only opera, Fidelio, another work forged in the fires of suffering and oppression, yet, ultimately triumphant.
Center Members get access to the best available seats. Call Membership Services at 214-978-2888 or go to www.attpac.org/support to join.
Ticket prices for Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 range from $125 to $20 and can be purchased online at www.attpac.org, by phone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center at 2353 Flora Street (Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday starting at 10 a.m.).
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