Chapter 2: The Noise of Time
By Julian Barnes
Under Stalin’s scrutinizing eye, composers were expected to promote communist ideals and avoid anything that suggested individuality. Some acquiesced, others dissented and paid with their lives. Shostakovich tried to lead a life that assuaged party expectations yet retained his own unique voice.
PCM faculty and friends perform a program of works by Shostakovich and his contemporaries.
Prelude | February 26, 2020 at 7 p.m., Olin and Ann Barrett Recital Hall
Program and performers subject to change.