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Russian Portraits

Artists

Mark Wigglesworth, conductor

Karen Gomyo, violin

Program

Tchaikovsky , Violin Concerto

Shostakovich , Symphony No. 10


Dimitri Shostakovich shifted in and out of favor with the authorities of Stalin’s Soviet Union for much of his career. Compositions that ran afoul of the government’s wishes were followed by contrite apologies through new works of nationalist pride, often praised by Stalin himself. After a life of being censored and scrutinized, many believe his dissent of Stalin and the Soviet government are covertly woven throughout his music. His tenth symphony was written shortly after Stalin’s death. At times dark and brooding, at others blazing with relentless speed, Shostakovich described the work as a portrait of the dictator’s years in power.

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Schedule

  • December 2 - 8:00 PM

    Russian Portraits

    Artists

    Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
    Karen Gomyo, violin

    Program

    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
    Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

  • December 10 - 3:00 PM

    Mahler's Ninth

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor

    Program

    Joshua Cerdenia World Premiere: Feuertrunken (Fire-Drunk)
    Mahler Symphony No. 9

  • December 31 - 10:00 PM

    New Year's Eve Concert

    Artists

    Brent Havens, conductor
    James Delisco, vocalist

    Program

  • January 7 - 3:00 PM

    Ring Without Words

    Artists

    James Gaffigan, conductor
    Stephen Hough, piano

    Program

    Britta Byström Many, Yet One (World Premiere)
    Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1
    Wagner Ring Without Words

  • January 27 - 8:00 PM

    Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20

    Artists

    Nikolaj Znaider, conductor
    Saleem Ashkar, piano

    Program

    Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20
    Elgar Symphony No. 2

  • February 9 - 10:45 AM

    Daphnis and Chloe

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

    Program

  • February 11 - 3:00 PM

    Organ Symphony

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    George Li, piano

    Program

  • February 16 - 8:00 PM

    An American in Paris

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Michelle and Christina Naughton, piano

    Program

  • February 18 - 3:00 PM

    Carnival of the Animals

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Michelle and Christina Naughton, piano

    Program

  • February 23 - 10:45 AM

    Debussy: La mer & Faun

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Renaud Capuçon, violin

    Program

  • February 24 - 8:00 PM

    Symphonie Fantastique

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Renaud Capuçon, violin

    Program

  • March 3 - 8:00 PM

    Classical Roots

    Artists

    Joseph Young, conductor
    TBD

    Program

  • March 24 - 8:00 PM

    Beethoven's Seventh

    Artists

    Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
    Augustin Hadelich, violin

    Program

    Britten Violin Concerto
    Beethoven Symphony No. 7

  • April 7 - 8:00 PM

    Strauss & Wagner

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Yoonshin Song, violin

    Program

    Steven Bryant World Premiere
    Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2
    Wagner Siegfried Idyll
    Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

  • April 13 - 10:45 AM

    Schumann's "Spring"

    Artists

    Hannu Lintu, conductor
    Ray Chen, violin

    Program

    Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
    Schumann Symphony No. 1, "Spring"

  • April 29 - 3:00 PM

    Dances & Nocturnes

    Artists

    Fabien Gabel, conductor
    Nicolas Altstaedt, cello

    Program

    Franck Le Chausseur Maudit
    Dutilleux Tout un monde lointain
    Debussy Nocturnes
    Ravel La Valse

  • May 5 - 8:00 PM

    Beethoven's Third Concerto

    Artists

    John Storgårds, conductor
    Louis Lortie, piano

    Program

  • May 26 - 8:00 PM

    Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Jennifer Koh, violin

    Program

    Roshanne Etezady World Premiere: Diamond Rain
    Chris Cerrone Violin Concerto (World Premiere)
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

  • June 1 - 10:45 AM

    Rite of Spring

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Seong-Jin Cho, piano

    Program

    Jared Miller World Premiere
    Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1

  • June 10 - 3:00 PM

    Puccini's Turandot

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Othalie Graham, soprano
    Jonathan Burton, tenor
    Guanqun Yu, soprano
    Hao Jiang Tian, bass

    Program

    Puccini Turandot