Nathalie Stutzmann Conducts Prokofiev and Shostakovich
Thursday at 8:00PM
Friday at 8:00PM
Both Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich lived under the thumb of the Soviet tyrant Joseph Stalin. Both suffered persecution at the hands of the apparatchiks, and both wrote brilliant music despite them. This week, Music Director Nathalie Stutzmann guides the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra into the evocative soundscapes of Prokofiev and Shostakovich. With a kaleidoscope of orchestral color, Maestro Stutzmann and the ASO bring out the power, nuance and audacity of these legends. The Sinfonia concertante features "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists" (Gramophone magazine), Johannes Moser.