Calendar Off the Cuff: Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony

Off the Cuff: Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony

Off The Cuff
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 8:15 PM
Strathmore
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 7:00 PM
Meyerhoff

Marin Alsop, conductor
Didi Balle, director and Playwright-in-Residence

If Beethoven’s Fifth is “Fate knocking at the door,” wrote a commentator, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth is “Fate trying to get out.” Things just got interesting. Marin Alsop and Playwright-in-Residence Didi Balle join forces once again to guide audiences through Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, a heady mix of drama, vigor and passion. Enjoy dramatic interpretation on the stage that breaks down the musical elements that give this masterpiece its hyper-Romantic character, followed by the work in its entirety.

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