Prokofiev's Fifth

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Prokofiev's Fifth
Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 8:30 PM
Miller Theatre

Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Christine J. Lee, cello
Silver Medalist of the 2016 Ima Hogg Competition

Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Schumann: Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Opening with Mozart’s effervescent Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, this program showcases cellist Christine J. Lee, the Silver Medalist of the 2016 Ima Hogg Concerto Competition. Concluding the evening is Prokofiev’s monumental Symphony No. 5. Composed in Russia during World War II, this symphony gave hope to listeners during the bitter struggle to defeat the Nazis. Prokofiev wrote that he “conceived of it as glorifying the grandeur of the human spirit...praising the free and happy man—his strength, his generosity, and the purity of his soul.”

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.
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