Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, Romeo and Juliet – Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Aziz Shokhakimov

August 29, 2023, 9:00 am

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In recent years, the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra has made an impact with its recordings of major works by Berlioz and Janáček. Now the orchestra performs two of Tchaikovsky’s best-loved masterpieces: the fate-driven Symphony No. 5 and the passionate tone poem Romeo and Juliet. The conductor is Aziz Shokhakimov, noted for his dynamism and his ability to shed new light on even familiar scores. A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and winner in 2016 of the prestigious Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, he assumed his music director role in Strasbourg in 2021 – at the age of just 32.