ABOUT THIS CONCERT

After Shostakovich’s music was publicly denounced for failing to conform to the Soviet ideal, his Fifth Symphony was a work on which his life depended—literally. The monumental creation he produced was a crashing success, appeasing the establishment, thrilling audiences, and crackling with covert defiance. Music Director Juraj Valčuha draws out every nuance of this all-time-great masterpiece, superstar Joshua Bell performs Sibelius’s sparkling Violin Concerto, and the concerts open with a world premiere from one of today’s most celebrated American composers, Nico Muhly.

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RUN TIME: 1 hour, 45 minutes
PRICE RANGE: $29 – $144

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PROGRAM

N. MUHLY Bright Idea (World Premiere, Houston Symphony Commission)
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

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