In 1941, troops surround the city of Leningrad, in what will come to be known as the Leningrad Blockade, a siege of more than 2 years, and one that will claim more than 1,000,000 lives.
In the midst of this devastation, composer Dmitri Shostakovich works tirelessly to complete his 7th Symphony, a symphony for the people.
The symphony goes on to be played across the front lines of the resistance, and today serves as the sound that lifted an entire city in their darkest hour, instilling renewed faith in our capabilities as individuals, as well as the dignity and power that art may serve.
It is the story of one’s right to life. It resonates today in all the ways we try, for fear, for ignorance, or just for being human, to ignore the dangers, until those dangers come knocking at our doorsteps.
This is a true tale of the dignity of survival. Those who became nurses without knowledge of nursing. Who served in the bread lines, and soup lines, and put out fires, and watched the skies, and raised the sirens, and waited for anything to lift their spirits and their hearts. (16+)
This event takes place at The Boat Shed on Exeter’s quay