The music of two revolutionaries, Shostakovich
populate this program that will feature the incomparable artistry of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman
. Treasured by audiences throughout the world, hear him live right in our community, performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto
with your SSO. Stalin was expecting a piece to rival Beethoven’s ninth symphony when he asked Shostakovich for his ninth symphony but what he got was a humorous romp with a trombone player who is perennially in the wrong place!
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
ITZHAK PERLMAN, violin