Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 this weekend at the National Theatre. By the OSN

The Symphony No. 7 of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, was completed between 1941 and 1942 and is considered a work of a high level of interpretation.

“This is one of the two works that the composer dedicated to the city of Leningrad, and one of the most interesting things about it is that a very large orchestra was used. with a very wide instrumentation, something of the style of the Russian composition school. The fact that a work of this magnitude is performed in our country makes it clear that classical music in Costa Rica is at a very high level”Commented José Manuel Rojas, historian and musician of the OSN.

This work will be performed for the first time in Costa Rica, with approximately 100 musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica (OSN), who will present to the public the XI Official Season Concert 2019, this Friday November 8, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 10, at 10:30 a.m., at the National Theatre of Costa Rica.

Should be noted that for the interpretation of this symphony the OSN. Was reinforced with 24 extra musicians in the violin, bass, trumpets, trombones, French horns, harp and clarinet sections. The instrumentalists are mostly advanced students of the National Institute of Music, as well as students of the University of Costa Rica and other experienced professional musicians.

This work is dedicated to the city of Leningrad, which was under siege by Germany during the Second World War, when it was composed. It was released in 1942.

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This double presentation will be directed by Bulgarian director Rossen Milanov, who will make his debut at the OSN. Milanov is currently the musical director of the Symphony Orchestra of Columbus (CSO), the Symphony Orchestra of Chautauqua, the Symphony Orchestra of Princeton and is the new Principal Conductor of the Slovenian Orchestra RTV, in Ljubljana.

Internationally he has worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Suisse Romand Orchestra, as well as with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Midori, Christian Tetzlaff, and André Watts.

Tickets for this concert are available on the websitehttps://www.teatronacional.go.cr/ prices between 6.000 and 25.000 colones depending on the selected locality. They are also available at the theatre box office.

Students and citizens of gold who wish to attend the concert may apply for a 40% discount when presenting their ID at the theatre box office.

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