Han-Na Chang conducts

Shostakovich

Beethoven-Shostakovich

Being an artist in Stalin’s Russia was a daunting endeavour. The rules changed quickly and the consequences for disobedience ranged from censure to the gulag. Soon after the Man of Steel died, Shostakovich composed his Symphony No. 10, with a violent second movement seems to evoke the fateful figure of Stalin himself. Under the baton of brilliant cellist-turned-conductor Han-Na Chang, the symphony moves from introspection to a joy verging on ecstasy. Opening the concert, the prodigiously talented violinist Benjamin Beilman, returning to the OM after a long absence, gives over all the richness of his sound to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, marking the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Han-Na Chang

Benjamin Beilman

28

February
7:30pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

26

February
7:30pm

Location

LaSalle

 
conductor

Han-Na Chang

violin

Benjamin Beilman

Works

BEETHOVEN

Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH

Symphony No. 10