Debussy La mer & Kavakos Performs Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1

Mar 8

8:00 PM

Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Berlioz, Debussy

Thursday, March 8, 2018

This colorful program ranges from Shostakovich's haunting First Violin Concerto, performed by Greek virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos, to Debussy's portrait of the sea. “Shostakovich's Violin Concerto brought out the best in Kavakos...an intriguing mixture of fierce energy and fierce self-restraint” (Financial Times). An atmospheric and dramatic entr’acte from Berlioz’s epic opera The Trojans portrays Dido and Aeneas’ journey through a royal hunt and storm. 

Approximate concert duration: 120 minutes including intermission

Program

Mussorgsky, Orch. Rimsky-Korsakov Prelude to Khovanshchina
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
Berlioz Royal Hunt and Storm from Les Troyens
Debussy La mer

PRECONCERT CONVERSATION INFORMATION

Preconcert conversation with Steven Rings
30 minute run-time

Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, March 9, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

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