NAKED CLASSICS: Shostakovich Chamber Symphony

Paul Rissmann, presenter & host
Vadim Gluzman, creative partner

Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 was later arranged for string orchestra, now known as his “Chamber Symphony.” Paul Rissmann and Creative Partner Vadim Gluzman shed light on this fascinating journey both musically and politically.

SHOSTAKOVICH – Chamber Symphony


Explore classical music in a fresh and approachable format! We will deconstruct a masterwork—using graphics, excerpts, and interviews to reveal fascinating aspects of the piece, and the composer’s life and times. In the second half of the concert, the piece is performed in its entirety, providing a new perspective of the work. NAKED CLASSICS is for anyone—from the newcomer who wants to dip their toes into the world of classical music to the seasoned aficionado seeking a deeper appreciation.