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Lake Union Civic Orchestra: Beethoven and Shostakovich

Date From November 05, 2010 7:30 PM
Until November 05, 2010 10:00 PM
Location
Town Hall
1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
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Price $10.00 – $15.00
Info Line 206-343-LUCO
Website http://www.luco.org
Contact Lake Union Civic Orchestra
Northgate Station
PO Box 75387
Seattle, WA 98175

206-343-LUCO
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123723.gifJoin LUCO for the double symphonic opening concert of our 2010-2011 season.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of our friend & colleague, George Shangrow

Beethoven’s Symphony #8 is generally considered one of the composer’s most magnificent orchestral creations, and Beethoven himself considered it “so much better” than his Seventh. What will you think of this light-hearted and charmingly delightful work? He saves his best musical joke for last – wait until you hear how he perfectly skewers the tradition of the overly-exaggerated coda!

On a completely different note, Shostakovich’s Symphony #12 is dedicated to the memory of Lenin. But is it a genuine tribute or something more cleverly coded? Either way, it’s a work of epic power and sweep, almost cinematic in scope, emotionally charged with driving rhythms. And Shostakovich finishes with a passionately bombastic flourish in an exaggerated coda of his own!

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12, “The Year 1917”

Christophe Chagnard, conductor

Single tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors (62 and older), 12 years of age and under free.

For the ultimate deal purchase season subscriptions through our website, www.luco.org. Only $45 Gen Adm/$30 Sr and Student (four concert series) or $34/$23 (three concert series)

Notes
Parking is available in the pay lot at Town Hall. Please leave extra time to pay for parking as it is a slow process.
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