March 27-28, 2020 | Music Hall

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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