Price: £12.50 - £48
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- Liadov Kikimora, 7′
- Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, 27′
- Shostakovich Symphony No. 8, 62′
As the USSR faced the onslaught of Nazi Germany, Shostakovich poured his feelings into a symphony on a truly epic scale. Shostakovich’s Eighth is music wrought from blood, fire and steel – massive, uncompromising, and so powerful that after the War, the Soviet authorities banned it. It’ll make a gripping return for guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru; and with Akiko Suwanai as soloist, Mendelssohn’s much-loved concerto will make a truly poignant contrast.
CBSO+ 6.15pm: Award-winning Romanian-born conductor Cristian Măcelaru will be in conversation with CBSO Chief Executive Stephen Maddock.
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