University Philharmonic Orchestra

Elgar Concert Hall, The Bramall Music Building
Arts and Law, Performance
Sunday 24th March 2019 (15:00-17:00)
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Daniele Rosina
  • University Music Society

Daniele Rosina conductor

The Unanswered Question, is a miniature described by Ives as a ‘cosmic drama’. A hauntingly beautiful chorale of strings
represents ‘the silence of the Druids’, over which a solo trumpet proclaims an enigmatic phrase representing ‘the perennial question of existence’. The concert concludes with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, a work written at the height of the Stalinist purges of 1937. Shostakovich, emerging from a period of total musical banishment, called the symphony ‘a response to my critics’.

  • Ives
    The Unanswered Question
  • Respighi
    The Fountains of Rome
  • Shostakovich
    Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, The Bramall

Admission: £10, £8 concessions, £3 students/U18 (Available from the Bramall website or by calling +44 (0) 121 414 4414)