The Fatal Knock on the Door Music and Drama

6 May
Studio Theatre
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Music and drama performance presented in association with Sheffield Theatres

with ENSEMBLE 360, SARA KESTELMAN actor and the voice of SIMON RUSSELL BEALE, actor, as the USSR All-Union Radio newsreader

PROKOFIEV Overture on Hebrew Themes Op.34
WEINBERG  ‘Aria’ Op.9
GLIÈRE Romances Op.35
MYASKOVSKY Cello Sonata No.2 in A Op.81, Finale
TSINTSADZE  ‘Spring’ from 12 Miniatures for string quartet on Georgian Folk Songs
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No.7 in F sharp minor Op.108 

This Saturday night, the Studio Theatre will be dressed to resemble a concert hall in Moscow sometime in the 1940s. There are three alternating players in the drama that unfolds: the vicious diatribes of the totalitarian state taken from original Soviet broadcasts and editorials, the brave words of poet Anna Akhmatova and the powerful music of great composers.

Experience thrilling live music by the world’s greatest Russian composers, performed up close in the Crucible Studio this May. See the full festival diary here.

Don’t know where to start? Listen to the festival highlights playlist or come along to a Russia in the Round ‘taster’ concert on 11 March.

Running time: About 2 hours and 5 minutes (including a 15 minute interval)
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