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Humor in Music

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Join us for an evening of humor and harmony as award-winning cellist Colin Carr delights on Haydn’s Cello Concerto, a virtuosic and playful piece presumed lost until its discovery in 1961 at the Prague National Museum. We finish with Shostakovich’s witty Symphony No. 9. Originally intended as a celebration of the Russian victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, the Symphony shifted form by 1945, taking on a bright and sarcastic sound, which some interpret as the composer’s commentary on Stalin and post-war Russia.
A pre-concert lecture about the repertoire by Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel starts at 2:15. Admission is free, but these are very popular and seating is limited. More concert information can be found at www.whatcomsymphony.com.

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