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Stellar violinist Yoonshin Song is soloist in Shostakovich’s liberating First Violin Concerto.
Song Plays Shostakovich
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 6 p.m.
Roberto Minczuk Music Director
Yoonshin Song violin
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet, Selections from Suite Nos. 1 & 2
Stellar violinist Yoonshin Song is soloist in Shostakovich’s liberating First Violin Concerto—premiered a few years after Stalin’s death in 1953. A sonic journey unfolds—from its eerie opening and dazzling Scherzo, to a Baroque passacaglia with one of the most challenging cadenzas ever written for the violin. The final movement—Burlesca—is a rollicking folk dance over powerful rhythms. Also, selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet Suites—from capricious and playful to powerful and intense.