Andrei Feher, conductor
Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Emperor
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor
Mighty masterpieces of two famous composers dominate this program. Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto is one of the most accomplished of them all, ahead of its time with its virtuosic style and wide dynamic range. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, overcoming the oppressive confines of Stalin’s particularly toxic brand of communism, tackles all manner of human emotions with music that is deep, gripping, and ultimately uplifting.
Learn more about the composers and the music with the free pre-concert talk at 7 pm.