Philadelphia Orchestra Performs Shostakovich & Ravel
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in his first year as music director, brings the Philadelphia Orchestra to Carnegie Hall for a dramatic program featuring Ravel’s La Valse and Shostakovich's burning Symphony No. 5.
Leonidas Kavakos, known as a "musician's musician" in classical music circles, is the soloist in Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 2. Kavakos has been a regular guest in Philadelphia since making his debut with the orchestra in 1999. He takes on a work characterized by its Polish folk influences and lush Romantic strains.
Below: a capsule history of the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall:
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Ravel: La valse
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
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