Tonbridge Philharmonic Orchestral
Copland: Fanfare for the common man Barber: ‘Adagio for Strings’? Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 ‘Leningrad’
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Tonbridge Philharmonic Society have focused their season to musically represent the power of triumph over adversity in the face of such turbulent times. Firmly in the 20th century, the American composers Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber provide us music with grandeur mixed with simplicity. Copland wrote Fanfare for the Common Man in response to the US entry into the Second World War, while Barber’s Adagio, so full of pathos and passion, was voted by BBC’s Today programme listeners as ‘the saddest classical work ever’. It is Shostakovich who offers us a glimpse into the real horrors of war with his Symphony No. 7 in C major, entitled Leningrad. A symbol of resistance to the totalitarianism of the Nazi invasion, it serves as a memorial to the more than 25 million people who died in Russia in Second World War.
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Adult – £16.00
Chapel of St Augustine