Author M. T. Anderson – Thursday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. – Author M. T. Anderson’s book Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad is a detailed and deeply human telling of the horrors endured by Russian citizens as the great city of St. Petersburg was decimated first by national politics, then by foreign aggression. Throughout the siege, a very passionate Dmitri Shostakovich somehow found the strength to keep creating, eventually composing his great 7th Symphony of 1941. This piece was a beacon of hope to his countrymen and eventually helped marshal aid from the West. M.T. Anderson is partnering with the Craftsbury Chamber Players to curate a concert of this music and they will be performing in May in Burlington. And leading up to the concerts, he will read from his book at separate gatherings in both the Northeast Kingdom and the greater Burlington area. We are delighted to announce that the library at which he will speak in the Burlington area is Deborah Rawson Memorial. Please take this opportunity to hear an author speak about the topics of history and music with a passion and knowledge that is unsurpassed.
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