Dmitri Shostakovich was not an auto mechanic from Philly, but rather a renowned Russian composer of the 20th century. Like many Russian artists of his time, he had a somewhat tenuous relationship with the government, as evidenced by his Tenth Symphonyreleased in 1953 after Stalin's death, it features a violent second movement often thought to be a musical portrait of the fallen tyrant. Hear for yourself when the DSO plays Shostakovichs Tenth 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday (and 2:30 p.m. Sunday) at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Visit dallassymphony.com.
Thu., Jan. 24, 8 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 26, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 27, 2:30 p.m., 2008