Schostakovich at Gruve 3


October 27, 2017

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Fri. Nov 10th at 20.00 hrs: Get into the melancholy of the Soviet era, with Shostakovitch Chamber Symphony - in the old coal mine Gruve 3.

Shostakovitch beautiful Chamber Symphony, written during the cold war, brings tears to ones eyes. Time for reflection of the past, in surroundings of the past.

Dmitri Shostakovich is a symbol of the strength of art and the importance of music throughout history. He lived in the Soviet Union under the constant threat of Stalin’s terror, even though his music played an essential role in lifting the morale and joy of the Russian people. 

In 1960, he wrote his String Quartet No. 8, which was later arranged for chamber orchestras and renamed Chamber Symphony in C minor. This symphony remains as Shostakovich’s musical signature, and it is widely believed that he dedicated it to himself.

This concert will be performed by a string quintet from the Arctic Philharmonic - lead by the world famous violinist Henning Kraggerud, who is also the Artistic Leader of Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.

Full programme:

Henning Kraggerud, "Victimae Pascali"

Dimitri Shostakovitch, String Quartet No. 8

When: Friday, Nov 11th at 20.00 hrs

Where: Gruve 3, outside Longyearbyen

Tickets: 290 NOK

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