Throughout the season, venture an experience of the evolution of Russian music through symphonies by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich as well as piano concertos by Prokofiev and Schnittke. Shostakovich’s sombre and poignant music in search of light is a stirring reflection of the major upheavals in Russia in the 20th century. His art remains just as meaningful and relevant in the context of our own time’s pressing concerns.
Opening Concert: Rafael Payare Conducts Shostakovich’s Fifth SymphonyWebcast: From October 5 to November 2
Schumann and Shostakovich: A Lifetime’s Quest for FreedomIn-hall: November 17 & 18 - 7:30 p.m. Webcast: Available Dec. 7
Passion Unleashed: Tchaikovsky and SibeliusIn-hall: December 8 - 7:30 p.m. & December 11 - 2:30 p.m.
From Moldau to the Balkans: Slavic AccentsIn-hall: February 16 & 17 - 7:30 p.m.
Michael Tilson Thomas : MonumentalIn-hall: March 9 & 10 - 7:30 p.m., March 13 - 2:30 p.m.
Michael Tilson Thomas: DreamerIn-hall: March 16 & 17 - 7:30 p.m.
Russian Concertos and French Tone PoemsIn-hall: April 20 & 21 - 7:30 P.M.
From Mozart to Shostakovich: Humanity in MovementIn-hall: May 18 - 7:30 p.m., May 19 - 10:30 a.m.
Shostakovich & Co. subscription
Discover a century in the vast history of Russian music! The sombre, poignant symphonies of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev are a vibrant echo of major upheavals in 20th-century Russia. Treat yourself to the Shostakovich & Co. subscription and be transported by the sublime works of Russian composers!
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