Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Why do we love Russian music? Is it the Romantic melodies that every listener can access? The raw emotion that moves us to tears? The way it comforts our unquiet hearts and souls? Whatever your reasons, this concert presents the triumphs, exhilaration, and jubilation that is the epitome of Russian music. Savor Borodin’s Prince Igor, performed as it was originally composed with chorus, and recognize the source for Stranger in Paradise. Tchaikovsky brings the poignant story of love, wrath, and pride to life in Romeo and Juliet. Surtitles translate Borodin’s Russian text and tell the movement-by-movement story scored by Tchaikovsky. Shostakovich’s tour de force, Symphony No. 10,takes the listener on a journey from cynicism and desolation to joyous heights and exultation.