The Swirl of Humanity

8:00 pm, Friday, March 27, 2020

Join the Etobicoke Philharmonic on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Martingrove Collegiate Institute - 50 Winterton Drive, Etobicoke (map) - for The Swirl of Humanity.

We regret to announce the cancellation of our March 27 The Swirl of Humanity concert as a result of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

The Tragic Overture by Brahms comments dramatically on the spirit of tragedy in human life. Written at the same time as the jubilant Academic Festival Overture, Brahms famously declared “one weeps, the other laughs”.

Shostakovich was more strongly affected by the vagaries of history and politics than most composers, since he lived in a country where "Big Brother" was constantly watching everyone.

It is thought that Shostakovich began his Symphony No. 10 only a few months after Stalin’s death, a political shift that brought forth a time when the Soviet government stopped bullying.

Johannes Brahms
Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Matthew Emery
Unanswered Letters

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