On sale July 30, 2019. Season tickets on sale now.


March 27-28, 2020 | Music Hall

On sale July 30, 2019. Season tickets on sale now.


Legendary pianist Emanuel Ax is an ideal interpreter of the Mozart concerto that Beethoven, Brahms and Clara Schumann all admired and performed.


MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8


Peter Oundjian, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano


Music Hall

Ticket Prices


Concert Duration

About 2 hours, 5 minutes with intermission


This concert is part of Series 1

What's Interesting

  • Mozart was a revolutionary. Piano Concerto No. 20, like the highest drama of Don Giovanni and Requiem, telegraphs the Romanticism of later composers.
  • Reeling from world war, Shostakovich courageously regards timbers of annihilation in a symphony that defied Stalin’s propagandists.
  • Shostakovich's Eighth was banned in 1948 for being anti-Soviet and “ultra-individualistic.” Hearing it performed in 1962, Shostakovich was overcome with tears.

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