Shostakovich & Dawson
SEPTEMBER 11 & 12, 2021
Saturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 2 PM
Part of TŌN’s Fisher Center concert series
TŌN begins its seventh season with William L. Dawson’s distinctive and emotionally charged Negro Folk Symphony. The composer said he wanted listeners to know that it was “unmistakably not the work of a white man.” Also on the program is Shostakovich’s enormous and patriotic 7th Symphony, Leningrad, written largely after he had fled the city following the German invasion during WWII.