ABOUT THIS CONCERT

After Shostakovich’s music was publicly denounced for failing to conform to the Soviet ideal, his Fifth Symphony was a work on which his life depended—literally. The monumental creation he produced was a crashing success, appeasing the establishment, thrilling audiences, and crackling with covert defiance. Music Director Designate, Juraj Valčuha draws out every nuance of this all-time-great masterpiece, superstar Joshua Bell performs Sibelius’s sparkling Violin Concerto, and the concerts open with a world premiere from one of today’s most celebrated American composers, Nico Muhly.


SELECT CONCERT DATE:

Sep 23
2022
Friday, 8:00 PM
at Jones Hall
Sep 24
2022
Saturday, 8:00 PM
at Jones Hall
Sep 25
2022
Sunday, 2:30 PM
at Jones Hall

PROGRAM

N. MUHLY Houston Symphony Commission, World Premiere
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

ARTISTS


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