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Valčuha Conducts Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on October 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm
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.