Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) presents

Rafael Payare and Shostakovich’s Awe-Inspiring Symphony No. 8

While the influence of Viennese Classicism is certainly palpable in Beethoven’s First Symphony, its fiery score teems with ground-breaking ideas like the seeds of a style that would assert itself ever more vigorously over the years. The driving force of Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony is something else entirely: brutal, dreadful, ruthless, a striking work summoning the devastating drama of wartime, with irony emerging as a response to suffering.

BEETHOVEN, Symphony no. 1 in C major, op. 21 (26 min.)
SHOSTAKOVICH, Symphony no. 8 in C minor, op. 65 (61 min.)

Pre-concert talk at 1:30pm: a concert talk will take place before the March 10 concert. All ticket holders are welcome! (duration: 30 minutes)
Guest: François de Médicis, musicologist
Host: Marianne Perron

Maison symphonique
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 7:30pm
Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 2:30pm

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com