Shostakovich Symphony 5
The deeply humanist and thought-provoking contents of Shostakovich’s Fifth have made it the most performed symphony of the 20th century. New Zealand’s Gemma New, Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, guides you through its multitude of fascinations. Two TSO section principals coax all the airy beauty from a heavenly double concerto by Mozart. (Pictured: Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, TSO Principal Harp)
Concert running time is approximately two hours including a 20-minute intermission.