Oundjian & Shostakovich 5
After Shostakovish’s music was publicly condemned for not conforming to Soviet ideals, the Fifth Symphony was a work his life depended on—literally. The monumental feat he achieved was a critical, political, and public success, crackling with coiled-spring energy before setting loose an all-time great ending filled with resounding timpani (and, perhaps, an overtone of defiance). Mozart’s sparkling dialogue spotlights two of the TSO’s illustrious musicians. (Pictured: Peter Oundjian, TSO Conductor Emeritus)
Learn more about TSO Artist in Residence Samy Moussa, whose piece Nocturne for Orchestra appears on this program.