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Mt Anderson, Symphony for the City of the Dead

Over 2000 Russians were arrested for cannibalism during the Siege of Leningrad, when German and Finnish armies surrounded the Russian city and starved its citizens for two and a half years. MT Anderson doesn’t spare the gory details in Symphony for the City of the Dead, the teen novelist’s first foray into non-fiction. It’s a look at composer Dimitri Shostakovich and the composition of his Seventh Symphony, written to raise the morale of Leningrad’s population during the siege. It was rough going: the few remaining musicians living in the city were too physically weak to rehearse. Anderson’s reading will be followed by a performance of the symphony by Boston’s Arneis Quartet.

April 17 2016


Date: April 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
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