April 7-8, 2023
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
DANIEL BJARNASON: New Work, Part I [US Premiere, CSO Co-Commission]
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 1
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5
Out of silence, Beethoven’s Fifth depicts an unrelenting struggle and ultimately, triumphant glory.
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto
RICHARD AYRES: No. 52 I. Saying Goodbye
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5
Anna Rakitina, conductor
Sterling Elliott, cello
Russian conductor Anna Rakitina leads works by two composers who have lived with hearing loss—Beethoven, whose hearing struggle began a decade before the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, and British composer Richard Ayres, whose No. 52 explores, in the composer’s words, “one specific subject: Ludwig van Beethoven’s hearing loss and its effect on him.” Soloist Sterling Elliott, in his CSO debut, brings “impeccable technique and musicality” to Dvořák’s Cello Concerto.
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