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    Mozart & Shostakovich

    • Date: October 30, 2016
    • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Admission: $20 - $65, discounts available for students, military, and seniors.

    featuring Orion Weiss, piano

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

    In partnership with the Wichita Public Library’s Big Read of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the WSO presents two musical masterpieces composed under authoritarian governments where the threat of artistic and political censorship existed. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 takes us through a remarkable journey of determination in the face of oppression under Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The Symphony is said to even include a malevolent musical caricature of the dictator himself. Like the legendary phoenix, the works of Bradbury, Mozart, and Shostakovich contain lessons of hope for all humankind.