Honeck, Capuçon & Shostakovich 5

January 28, 2024, 8:00 pm

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Gautier Capuçon plays his cello in the outdoors
Gautier Capuçon (Photo: J. Bort)

A journey from brooding despair to rousing triumph, Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony rescued him from the grips of official Soviet disfavor. But to many listeners, it’s a more subversive critique of life under Stalin. This program, led by Manfred Honeck, also showcases the U.S. premiere of Lera Auerbach’s Diary of a Madman, composed for and performed by Gautier Capuçon.


All works conducted by Manfred Honeck

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila

Lera Auerbach: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Diary of a Madman
Gautier Capuçon, cello

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47