Rainer Eudeikis Plays Shostakovich
Thursday at 8:00PM
Saturday at 8:00PM
Shostakovich wrote his Cello Concerto No. 1 for his close friend Mstislav Rostropovich, the famous virtuoso and Soviet dissident. In the hands of ASO Principal Cello Rainer Eudeikis, audiences will be able to hear the brilliance of both composer and muse all the way to the fiery conclusion.
With a nod to William Shakespeare, Alexander Soddy conducts Anna Clyne's Sound and Fury, a recent work inspired by Haydn. Also on the program, Elgar's much loved Enigma Variations, a set of musical portraits — love letters, really — to the people in the composer's life.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will be implementing a mandatory vaccine policy for audiences. Beginning September 1, 2021, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to performance, as well as matching photo ID, will be required upon arrival at Atlanta Symphony Hall. More details are available on our Health & Safety page.