Shostakovich Concerto Festival I

From the First Piano Concerto’s bawdy humor to the Second Violin Concerto’s noble austerity, these landmark scores peer into Shostakovich’s veiled inner life. The highly personal and much loved First Cello Concerto obsesses over four notes that stand in for Shostakovich’s own name.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 19 Jan (Thu) 2017 7:30PM
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Running time

1 hour, 40 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Pablo Rus Broseta

Conductor

Pablo Rus Broseta studied composition and saxophone at the Conservatory of his native Valencia, carrying out further studies in conducting in Lyon, and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Universität der Künste Berlin.

Kevin Ahfat

Piano

As a pianist that “leaves no question about his riveting presentation and technical finesse” (Seattle Times), Ahfat is an artist recognized for his deeply passionate and highly compelling performances, possessing “a balanced mix of expressiveness and virtuosity” (Musical America).

Aleksey Semenenko

Violin

Ukrainian violinist Aleksey Semenenko is praised for passionate performances replete with “stunning technique and intonation, verve, wit, delicatesse, and beautiful phrasing” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), as well as consistently demonstrating “an unparalleled level of refined musicianship and stage presence” (The Strad).

Edgar Moreau

Cello

“The rising star of the French cello,” 21-year-old cellist Edgar Moreau consistently captivates audiences with his effortless virtuosity and dynamic performances (Le Figaro Magazine).

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Program

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Dmitri Shostakovich

Piano Concerto No. 1

Dmitri Shostakovich

Violin Concerto No. 2

Dmitri Shostakovich

Cello Concerto No. 1