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Mozart's Attic Sunday March 20th at 6:00 p.m.

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich, in 1950.
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Composer Dmitri Shostakovich, in 1950.

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, written largely in Leningrad during the 842-day siege of World War II, is pure defiance. Until a few weeks ago, it was a piece of history. Now, suddenly, it seems timely and appropriate.

Different cities: same misery and heroism.

Leonard Bernstein conducts the Leningrad Symphony as our featured work this Sunday.

Originally from central Massachusetts, Jay has called the Space Coast home for more than 30 years. He began his association with WFIT in the late '90s as a dumpster diver for office furniture in response to a broadcast plea for a new chair from a frustrated disc jockey. (WFIT has come a long way since.)