The Symphony welcomes the return of Conductor Laureate Bruno Ferrandis for this Russian-themed program. Stravinsky’s bright and festive fairytale-like Scherzo fantastique buzzes with exotic tone colors and perpetual motion. Olga Kern charms with Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Written as a playful birthday present for his 19-year-old son, it brims with ebullience, tenderness and humor. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 carries us through an emotion-packed soundscape of luscious Slavic folk songs, melancholy melodies, lilting waltzes and tempestuous drama before blazing to victory.
STRAVINSKY: Scherzo fantastique
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
A pre-concert talk with Bruno Ferrandis and Olga Kern takes place one hour prior to each performance.