AndrewDahlke

St. Petersburg Festival 3: Shostakovich

Jan
29
Thu
2015
St. Petersburg Festival 3: Shostakovich
Philadelphia Orchestra
7:30 PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, New Jersey

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Kirill Gerstein - Piano

program

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 2

Shostakovich - Selections from Suite from The Gadfly

Thursday, January 29, 2015

7:30 pm New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, NJ

Founded in 1900, the Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the world’s leading orchestras through its thrilling performances, historic international tours and best-selling recordings. The orchestra appears at NJPAC under the leadership of its new Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and features guest soloist Kirill Gerstein on piano.
The selections by Shostakovich are excerpts from The Gadfly, composed for the 1955 Soviet film of the same title, and the lighthearted Second Piano Concerto.