Saturday 22 March 2014 at 2:00pm
Shostakovich Festival Overture
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1
Beethoven Symphony No.5
Diego Matheuz conductor
Ray Chen violin
No piece of instrumental music has been so influential, or continues to be so spellbinding, as Beethoven’s Fifth. The MSO’s Principal Guest Conductor is joined for this powerful program by a young violinist enjoying a meteoric international career. Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, Ray Chen is soloist in the passionate and involving Violin Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich.