Gonville and Caius Music Society and St John's Music Society present...

    Moscow: Cheryomushki
    By Dmitri Shostakovich

    20:30, Sat 3rd May 2014 at St John's Divinity School
    20:30, Sun 15th June 2014 at Caius Hall, Gonville and Caius College
    Easter Week 1 to May Week

    Possibly the lightest yet most politically charged of all of Shostakovich's light music, 'Cheryomushki', composed in 1959, tells the story of a group of friends that are granted accommodation in Moscow's newest flats in the redeveloped Cheryomushki district and their frivolous encounters with the highly corrupt politicians and officials of Stalinist Russia. Packed with humour and an highly satirical outlook at the backward thinking that spawned such cheap 1950s redevelopments in Russia, in a witty, critically acclaimed English translation by David Pountney, and a wild re-orchestration for pit band by Gerard McBurney.


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