Free pre-concert event: Belief and Beyond Belief

6:15 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX

'I couldn't not write it', Shostakovich said; 'War was all around'. Dr Kate Kennedy looks at the astonishing story of the 'Leningrad' Symphony with its portrayal of a city under siege and a people's extraordinary willpower to exist as a nation.

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