Saturday, October 11th, 2014
7:30 pm in the Vert Auditorium
The Oregon East Symphony is proud to present the first concert of our 29th season, "Magnificent Solution." This concert will feature a larger than usual Oregon East Symphony performing Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. This piece was composed by Shostakovich under immense political pressure under Stalinist Russia when many intellectuals and artists were being persecuted for a perceived lack of Socialist ideology. Symphony No.5 is now viewed as almost satirical take on the, “Soviet personality,” as well a conduit for Shostakovich’s personal emotional tribulations involving unrequited love. Georgez Bizet’s Carmen Suites, which Shostakovich makes reference to in Symphony No. 5, round out the evening’s programming.