November 14, 2020
7:30 pm
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Puccini: I Crisantemi 
J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003, Mvt I 
Reena Esmail: Darshan
Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins 
Vincent Ho: Morning Song 
J.S. Bach: Largo and Allegro assai from Sonata No. 3 in C major 
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8

The HPO strings perform a moving program of works by Russian composers living during the Cold War. Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins displays the expressive potential of the instrument, using the range of the violin’s palette. Written during Stalin’s repressive regime, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 serves as a powerful autobiographical work expressing the composer’s emotional state at the time it was composed.

This performance has been extended for viewing from January 11, 2021 to January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm. Visit to view instructions for viewing on various devices.


Bethany Bergman, Violin
Suhashini Arulanandam, Violin
Stephen Sitarski, Violin
Cecilia Chang, Violin
Chau Luk, Viola
Laura Jones, Cello


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