Simon Barrad, baritone
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

Friday, February 11, 2022 - 7:30 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

The Alexander Schneider Concert

Experience the brooding majesty of Shostakovich’s last works in this collaboration between the commanding Solzhenitsyn, master violist Huang, and Grammy-nominated baritone Barrad. Containing profoundly personal meditations on love, creativity, and mortality, Shostakovich’s song cycle leads into the extraordinary atmosphere and tension of the Viola Sonata, Op. 147, the composer’s final musical utterance.

Shostakovich: Michelangelo Songs, Op. 145
Shostakovich: Viola Sonata, Op. 147

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