Shostakovich Fifth Alpesh.

Programme

  • Brahms Tragic Overture13′
  • Nielsen Violin Concerto33′
  • (20-minute interval at approx. 3.10pm))
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 546′
  • (This concert will finish at approx. 4.15pm)

Prepare to be hit by the full force of 90 musicians in a drama-filled concert that will leave your heart racing.

If you’re here for the drama, then have we got the concert for you. Prepare to be hit by the full force of 90 musicians in Shostakovich’s intense Fifth Symphony, conducted by Birmingham’s own Alpesh Chauhan. The first half isn’t short on excitement either as the Orchestra perform a flashy and dazzling violin concerto with the CBSO’s brilliant violinist Eugene Tzikindelean taking the spotlight. This one will definitely have your heart racing.

Photo: Alpesh Chauhan © Michele Monasta

MORE ABOUT SHOSTAKOVICH SYMPHONY NO. 5

When Shostakovich wrote his Fifth Symphony he was a marked man, and his career depended upon this musical response to a tyrannical government. In a public statement, he reportedly gave the Fifth Symphony the subtitle, “a Soviet artist’s reply to just criticism.”

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Tickets

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