Concert Finale: Declarations of Independence

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$16 – $25

Our 2022 concert season will end with our Concert Finale: Declarations of Independence

A concert honoring art in the midst of oppression and dedicated to the people of Ukraine during this time of crisis. 

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius wrote Finlandia as a covert protest against censorship. The work later became a national hymn of independent Finland. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed the D minor Piano Concerto, K. 466 at his most profound and prolific stage. An unusually dramatic concerto, it is a perfect musical representation of darkness and conflict. Russian-Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who defied Joseph Stalin by creating his own furtive protests against the Soviet government through his music, lived in fear of dire consequences for much of his life. His famous Symphony No. 5 provides the emotional and dramatic conclusion of our program this evening.

Please join us for a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm with Maestro Todd Craven at Tyler Recital Hall.