The UGA Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of all-Russian composers April 16 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The performance, led by Hugh Hodgson School of Music professor Mark Cedel, will feature Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festival Overture. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 will be directed by graduate student Josh Manuel.
Tickets are $10, $5 with UGACard and can be purchased at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400.
Festival Overture was written by Shostakovich in 1954 for a special celebration commemorating the October Revolution’s 37th anniversary. The Firebird which originally debuted in Paris as a ballet, tells of the struggle between the evil warrior Kashchei and Prince Ivan, who is assisted by the eponymous creature. Tchaikovsky’s 1888 Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 is a cyclical work featuring a recurring theme that appears in each of its movements.