Honeck, Capuçon & Shostakovich 5
Nov 17 - Nov 20, 2022
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Overview

A journey from brooding despair to rousing triumph, Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony rescued him from the grips of official Soviet disfavor. But to many listeners, it’s a more subversive critique of life under Stalin. This program, led by Manfred Honeck, also showcases the U.S. premiere of Lera Auerbach’s Diary of a Madman, composed for Gautier Capuçon.

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring Laura Sauer-Shah in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
    $45-$275
  • Length
    2 hours 10 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with Laura Sauer-Shah
Schedule
Thursday, November 17, 2022
7:30 PM
Saturday, November 19, 2022
8:00 PM
Sunday, November 20, 2022
3:00 PM
Program
Glinka 

Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila

Auerbach

Diary of a Madman [United States Premiere, CSO Co-commission]

Shostakovich

Symphony No. 5

Sponsors

The appearance of Manfred Honeck is made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.

CSO Resound — Shostakovich 5

Recorded live in September 2006, Myung-Whun Chung leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Dmitri Shostakovich’s formidable Fifth Symphony. Available for digital download at the Symphony Store and streaming worldwide.

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