Tchaikovsky triumphs over fate - while Shostakovich races against the clock!

Tchaikovsky’s stunning Violin Concerto famously flopped at its premiere – one critic saying that "The violin is no longer played; it is tugged about, torn, beaten black and blue". Today it’s a firm favourite with violinists, and James Ehnes rises spectacularly to its challenges. Tchaikovsky triumphs over fate in his dramatic Symphony No.4, while Shostakovich has a blast in his Festive Overture (composed in just 3 days!).

The CBSO Benevolent Fund is a registered friendly society no. 735F and all proceeds from this concert will go towards supporting former and current CBSO players and staff.

About Benevolent Fund Concert: Kazuki conducts Tchaikovsky

Full programme

  • Shostakovich, Festive Overture  (7mins)
  • Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto  (33mins)
  • Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.4  (44mins)