Season Finale: Shostakovich, Plus Rachmaninoff


Friday, June 6, 2014 8:00PM

Season Finale: Shostakovich, Plus Rachmaninoff
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Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Michael Stern, music director
Joyce Yang,piano

CHRIS ROGERSON World premiere/KCS Commission
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

Shostakovich felt the chilling effect of the new Soviet conservatism and his Fifth Symphony left many wondering if this was his creative response to official criticism or his cunning way of expressing his secret resistance. Help us bring the season to a spectacular conclusion as the Symphony displays their talent in this popular, exciting work exploring the dynamic ranges from the delicate solo passages of the early movements to the fist-pounding conclusion. Ovation & Masterworks Series

Join us for Concert Comments one hour prior to the performance time and are hosted by Music Director Michael Stern, Associate Conductor Aram Demirjian, or Executive Director Frank Byrne, and often feature the guest artist performing that particular evening.