Spokane Symphony Classics 6: Bach, Beethoven & Shostakovich
Feb. 10-11. Guest conductor Daniel Hege returns to conduct a program of powerful works spanning the centuries. Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite 2 for flute and orchestra features Spokane Symphony Principal Flutist Bruce Bodden. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth, one of the most played symphonies of all time, has infiltrated popular culture in countless ways from movie scores to rock anthems. Dmitri Shostakovich arr. Rudolf Barshai dedicated his Chamber Symphony to the “memory of the victims of fascism and war.” Originally written as a string quartet, it is hauntingly beautiful. Performances Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.