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Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 7 in C Major 'Leningrad'

Composed in the depths of World War II, Shostakovich wrote the symphony literally in between sprints to and from bomb shelters; the symphony itself premiered during the infamous Siege of Leningrad, which resulted in the loss of a staggering half a million lives. The premiere was broadcast throughout the city on speakers in an attempt to give the embattled Russian people the strength and will to survive. 

Ever since then the symphony has been seen as a colossal statement of fortitude against unthinkable odds, of resilience through extreme hardship, and of the victory of hope over death. 

This performance of Shostakovich’s stunning work will be accompanied by an immersive visual design by leading New Zealand creatives, Nocturnal.  

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Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 Leningrad

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