Honeck, Capuçon & Shostakovich 5

Nov 17 - Nov 20, 2022
Manfred Honeck


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 and performed by 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.


Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila


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


Symphony No. 5


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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