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2021 Lowell City of Learning Festival

October 20 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Richard and Nancy Donahue Academic Arts Center, 240 Central Street

Lowell Chamber Orchestra

Discovery Series – Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony No. 8

Dmitri Shostakovich’s life was not an easy one; he lived through terribly uncertain times and he suffered in many ways under the hand of the Soviet authorities. His compositions, which made him a very famous composer, were coded messages for his audience and, in the case of the Chamber Symphony No. 8, a retelling of his life at his lowest point.

Come and join the LCO as we explore this incredible work and discover how Shostakovich portrays his life through misic.

With support from UMASS Lowell Learning in Retirement Association