The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society, together with PJSC Rostelecom, this year organized the historical and musical project “Score of Memory” in honor of the anniversary of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony.
On August 9, anyone can listen to a live performance of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra on Arts Square in St. Petersburg. A little later, on August 11, the performance will be broadcast in the Chamber Hall of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic. The musicians will perform the famous symphony by Shostakovich, which in August 1942 sounded in besieged Leningrad.
“Novosibirsk could not but join this project, because during the war it was with us that the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra was evacuated. It was here that on July 9, 1942, the Siberian premiere of the Seventh Symphony took place, which was attended by Dmitri Shostakovich himself. Thanks to the technical capabilities of Rostelecom, this legendary music will be heard again in our city just a few days after the premiere in St. Petersburg,” said Nikolai Zenin, Vice President, Director of the Novosibirsk branch of PJSC Rostelecom.