The orchestra presents three popular Russian works, beginning with Prokofiev’s joyous, neo-classical First Symphony, which was immediately welcomed by western audiences. The evening continues with Shostakovich’s expressive, virtuosic First Violin Concerto. Composed in 1947-8 during a period of extreme censorship, it was suppressed by the composer until after Stalin’s death.
Tchaikovsky’s later symphonies are exemplary Romantic works, and the Fifth Symphony draws in ravishing melodies, thrilling rhythms and intense emotion. Take this opportunity to hear it performed live by the musicians who know the music best.
PerformersSt Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
RepertoireProkofiev: Symphony No.1 (Classical)