CSO: Gergiev Conducts Shostakovich Leningrad
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
About CSO: Gergiev Conducts Shostakovich Leningrad
A committed advocate of the music of his homeland, Russian conductor Valery Gergiev returns to the CSO in one of Shostakovich’s most celebrated symphonies. Completed in 1941, while Leningrad was under siege by the German army, it is a monumental work of shattering power and unwavering resistance. “Gergiev’s approach to Shostakovich’s symphony proved gripping, driving the big moments home thrillingly” (The New York Times).
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7 ("Leningrad")
Tell Me More
Preconcert conversation with Kyle Dzapo will take place at Armour Stage beginning at 6:45pm before the performance on Friday, 3/20 at 8pm.