Shostakovich’s Eleventh


Friday, September 28, 2018 8:00PM
Powell Hall

Shostakovich’s Eleventh
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Hannu Lintu, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

WENNÄKOSKI Flounce (U.S. Premiere)
SALONEN Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11, "The Year 1905"

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At a 2013 performance of Salonen’s Violin Concerto, the Los Angeles Times declared that “Josefowicz easily impresses as a classical player who can rock.” Plus, conductor Hannu Lintu leads Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, an epic work depicting tragedy to triumph on a massive orchestral landscape.

  • After a 2013 performance of Salonen’s Violin Concerto, the Los Angeles Times declared that “Josefowicz easily impresses as a classical player who can rock.”
  • Leila Josefowicz gave the world premiere of Salonen’s expressive Violin Concerto, a piece written for her, and returns to give the St. Louis premiere of the work. 
  • Program recommended for contemporary enthusiasts.
  • Read this week’s program notes by Rebecca Lentjes.