Valčuha Conducts Shostakovich Symphony No. 5New! Saturday 7 p.m. start time
Fri Oct 13 — Sat Oct 14, 2023
Brazen and bold, Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony was a deceptive response to Stalin's authoritarian regime in 1938—a desperate attempt to secure some sense of political safety in an unsafe world, while simultaneously communicating the extreme and deep beliefs of Shostakovich’s immediate community. Juraj Valčuha returns to Orchestra Hall to lead this monumental symphony. He brings with him Jörgen van Rijen, principal trombone of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, for the Minnesota Orchestra's first performance of James MacMillan’s Trombone Concerto.
Date & Time
A Little Summer Suite
Symphony No. 5
Jörgen van Rijen
The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, led by Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård—who is serving as music director designate during the 2022-23 season—is recognized for distinguished performances around the world, award-winning recordings and broadcasts, educational engagement programs, and commitment to building the orchestral repertoire of the future. Founded in 1903, the Orchestra has an extensive history of touring throughout Minnesota, nationally and abroad, including high-profile visits in recent years to Cuba, Europe and South Africa. Recording projects undertaken in the past two decades include complete cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Sibelius and Mahler, all recorded under Osmo Vänskä, who is now the Orchestra’s conductor laureate.
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