Ravel and Shostakovich

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Leonidas Kavakos - Violin

program

Ravel - La Valse

Szymanowski - Violin Concerto No. 2

INTERMISSION

Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

Friday, January 18, 2013

2:00 pm Verizon Hall

Please note the program change for this performance. Violinist Leonidas Kavakos will perform Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 2 in place of Osvaldo Golijov's Violin Concerto.

La Valse is one of the greatest orchestral showpieces ever written. A master of orchestration, Ravel begins with an innocent waltz that builds to a raucous climax, only to come crashing down at the end in spectacular fashion. Shostakovich, equally brilliant in his use of the orchestra, composed some of his most profound - and politically subversive - music in his Fifth Symphony.

audio

Cristian Măcelaru, Associate Conductor, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Pre-Concert Conversations