SHOSTAKOVICH SYMPHONY NO. 5

April 7-8, 2023 | Music Hall

Shostakovich’s symphonic "double agent" is immensely gripping.

Program

DANÍEL BJARNASON: New Work, Part I [US Premiere, CSO Co-Commission]

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 1

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5

Artists

Louis Langrée, conductor

Stephen Hough, piano

Venue

Music Hall

Series

Series 2

What's Interesting

If there is any symphony that operates like a “double agent,” it is Shostakovich's Fifth. Having found himself targeted by Stalin, Shostakovich composed himself out of a dangerous situation−with immensely gripping results. Stephen Hough returns for Rachmaninoff and Louis Langrée conducts the first part of a new multi-year work by Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason.

We believe that great music is for everyone, regardless of your budget. This concert is eligible for Pay What You Wish Pricing, as well as other discounts. To learn more visit Music for All.

CSO Co-Commission by Daníel Bjarnason is made possible by Ann and Harry Santen.