Presented by American Symphony Orchestra

Performance Sunday, January 28, 2018 | 2 PM

American Symphony Orchestra

Hollow Victory: Jews in Soviet Russia after the World War

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Despite the brutal suppression of Jewish culture in the late 1940s under Stalin, Jewish composers sustained a vibrant and active musical culture, as these grippingly beautiful works reveal. This program explores the tenacity of Jewish culture through one of its most embattled phases.


  • American Symphony Orchestra
  • Leon Botstein, Conductor
    Mikail Svetlov, Bass (Yakov "Bronze")
    Aaron Blake, Tenor (Rothschild)
    Marc Heller, Tenor (Shakhes)
    Jennifer Roderer, Mezzo-Soprano (Marfa)
    Members of the Bard Festival Chorale
    James Bagwell, Director


  • WEINBERG Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes
  • WEINBERG Symphony No. 5
  • FLEYSHMAN Rothschild’s Violin (completed by Shotakovich)

Event Duration

The program will last approximately two hours and 10 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.


Pre-Concert Talk at 1 PM

Event Information

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