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PROKOFIEV AND SHOSTAKOVICH

SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016 . 8:00 pm

Sergei Prokofiev
Cantata from Alexander Nevsky

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 10

Channing Yu, conductor
Natasha Novitskaia, mezzo-soprano
Mercury Orchestra Chorale

The Mercury Orchestra, national winner of the American Prize for Orchestral Performance, performs two strikingly contrasting pictures of Russian leaders. Prokofiev’s score for the film Alexander Nevsky spectacularly illustrated the victories of the eponymous great Russian medieval folk hero. Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony, presented after his second denunciation by the government, is a masterful extension of the symphonic form which encodes references to Stalin and the years of his rule.

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Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard University
45 Quincy St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Free parking at Broadway Garage

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RIMSKY-KORSAKOV,
GRIEG, AND SIBELIUS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016 . 8:00 pm

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Russian Easter Overture

Edvard Hagerup Grieg
Piano Concerto

Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 2

Channing Yu, conductor

The Mercury Orchestra evokes the chorale traditions of Northern Europe in a program including Rimsky-Korsakov’s brilliant orchestration of Russian Orthodox liturgical themes in his Russian Easter Overture, Edvard Grieg’s deft weaving of Norwegian folk themes into his Piano Concerto, and Jean Sibelius’s triumphant storytelling in his Second Symphony—his self-proclaimed “confession of the soul”. This performance will feature the winner of the 2016 Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Concerto Competition.

Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard University
45 Quincy St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Free parking at Broadway Garage

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