APR 26 & 27 | Music Hall

Optimistic and lyrical music, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 is filled with fanfares and dances.


SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture

SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8


Katharina Wincor, conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello


Music Hall

Concert Duration

Approximately 90 minutes, including intermission


Friday Evening & Saturday Evening B

What's Interesting

Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 is filled with optimistic and lyrical music, leading to a finale of fanfares and dances. Conductor Katharina Wincor, who led the May Festival's 2022 production of Candide, returns to Music Hall and welcomes cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, our 2024 MAC Music Innovator, for Shostakovich's raw and rhythmic first Cello Concerto.

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Pre-Concert Talk: Daniel Wiley
Join us 1 hour before concert start time for a pre-concert talk with CSO assitant conductor Daniel Wiley diving into the cultural context of Dvořák and Shostakovich's work.

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.