Not-to-be-missed. Hear one of today’s great artists perform one of the greatest concertos ever written. Superstar violinist Joshua Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and tone of rare beauty. He joins The Cleveland Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s timeless Violin Concerto. After intermission, Franz Welser-Möst leads Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony — a triumphant musical assertion of the individual against the state, written after the death of the composer's nemisis, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
At a Glance
BEETHOVEN - Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 10
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Violin Concerto in D major, Opus 61
by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
1. Allegro ma non troppo
with Joshua Bell, violin
Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Opus 93
by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
4. Andante — Allegro
The concert will end at about 10:05 p.m.
About the Music
Commentary and historical background about the music are printed in program books distributed free-of-charge at most Cleveland Orchestra concerts. The program notes are usually available on-line ahead of time.
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