• Wolf Trap: Shostakovich and the Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy | Chamber Music at the Barns

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    Name: Wolf Trap: Shostakovich and the Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy | Chamber Music at the Barns
    Date: March 11, 2018
    Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    SHOSTAKOVICH AND THE BLACK MONK: A RUSSIAN FANTASY
    CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE BARNS
     
    Dmitri Shostakovich dreamed of creating an opera based on Chekhov's mystical tale, The Black Monk. Decades of suffering under political attacks within an oppressive Soviet regime wreaked havoc on the composer’s life, leaving the work ultimately unfinished. Haunted by the looming aftermath of Stalin’s totalitarian reign, Shostakovich is left with a deteriorating body and mind, struggling to complete his life’s work. In a bold intersection of chamber music and theater, witness the trials and redemption of one man’s obsession as the Emerson String Quartet and a cast of actors tell this story through the eyes of Shostakovich himself.

    Created by Philip Setzer and James Glossman
    Musical Direction by Philip Setzer
    Written and Directed by James Glossman

    CAST:David Strathairn (Shostakovich)
    TBD (Stalin)
    Ali Breneman
    Alex Glossman
    Evelyn McGee Colbert
    Paul Murphy
    Linda Setzer

    Presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Associates 

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    The Barns at Wolf Trap
    1635 Trap Road
    Vienna, VA
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