Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Paolo Bordignon Organ
Bach Selections from The Art of the Fugue, for organ and mixed ensembles
Shostakovich Symphony No. 8
Hear a masterwork from a titan of Russian music. A direct response to the horrors and heroism of World War II, Shostakovich’s towering Eighth Symphony was initially condemned in the composer’s Soviet homeland. Today it can be heard as the musical achievement it is, impeccably realized by Yannick and Your Philadelphia Orchestra. Plus a special one-night-only presentation of Bach’s late masterwork The Art of the Fugue, arranged for organ and chamber ensembles.