Interpreting Shostakovich

This three-week festival— interpreting Shostakovich the man, Shostakovich the composer, and specific Shostakovich compositions—comprises three concerts at the National Gallery of Art, Dumbarton Concerts, and Georgetown University, as well as four film events at the National Gallery. The participants include Solomon Volkov, author of Shostakovich’s memoirs; and the eminent British filmmaker Tony Palmer (“No one makes better films about musicians”—The London Times); film historian Peter Rollberg; and music historian Roy Guenther.

National Gallery of Art
Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Dumbarton Concerts
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Dmitri Berlinski, violin; Andrey Tchkmazov, cello; George Vatchnadze, piano
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Commentary by Solomon Volkov and Tony Palmer.

PostClasical Book Club. George Washington University
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:30 am
An exclusive encounter with the celebrated Russian emigrée writer and music historian, Solomon Volkov.
Roy Guenther, host. Josseph Horowitz, moderator.

Friday Music Series. Georgetown University
Friday, October 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm
A Shostakovich lecture/recital featuring violinist Oleg Rylatko, concertmaster
of PCE.

Film Events at the National Gallery of Art
(all films scored by Shostakovich)
Sat., Oct. 20, 2012 at  2:30 pm: King Lear (1971), plus Shostakovich choral works sung by Georgetown University Chamber Singers (Frederick Binkholder, conductor)
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm: Hamlet (1964),plus Shostakovich Satires, performed by Irina Mozleva (soprano) and Vera Danchenko-Stern (piano)
Sun., Oct. 28, 2012 at  4:30 pm: Five Days, Five Nights (1960)
Sat., Nov. 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm: Tony Palmer’s Testimony (1988) with Ben Kingsley as Shostakovich. Commentary by Solomon Volkov and Tony Palmer. (Gold Medal, 1987 New York Film and Television Festival)
Sun., Nov. 4, 2012 at 4 pm: Song of the Rivers (1954)

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