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Testimony – Irish Chamber Orchestra & Barry McGovern
June 28 at 8:00 pm€15 – €18
In “Testimony”, the ICO reflects on the life of Dmitri Shostakovich, the most brilliantly inventive of all Soviet composers, his respect for his teacher Aleksander Glazunov, his relationship with Josef Stalin and with peers Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinksy.
First published in 1979, “Testimony” was an international bestseller and remains an astonishingly divisive read. This fascinating piece of music theatre, sees actor Barry McGovern deliver extracts from “Testimony” interspersed with music by Russian greats including Shostakovich, Glazunov, Prokfiev and Stravinsky performed by The Irish Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Katherine Hunka.