The Olympia Symphony’s 2019-2020 Season: “Vision: Through the Lens of Music”
The OSO opens the 2019-2020 season with a concert called “Corrective Lenses.” The main work is Shostakovich’s greatest symphony, his Tenth (1953), written in the wake of Stalin’s death. Described as an “optimistic tragedy,” it portrays life in Russia during the “reign of terror” — the second movement is a terrifying portrait of Stalin — and looks to a hopeful future. We welcome back Olympia native, Ben Albertson, as a rare harp soloist in a delicate work by Debussy, and the concert opens with Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger — another musical fusion of the old and the new.
WAGNER: Prelude to Die Meistersinger
DEBUSSY: Dances Sacred and Profane (Ben Albertson, harp)
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10
Huw Edwards, Music Director and Conductor
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