MSO Plays Shostakovich 5

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Bartók Violin Concerto No.2
Shostakovich Symphony No.5

Jakub Hrůša conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin

Visionary conductor Jakub Hrůša returns to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra after continued acclaim across the world for his ‘astonishing conducting’ (BBC Music Magazine) and ‘energetic readings’ (The Age). He is joined in this concert by the inspired Russian-British violinist Alina Ibragimova for one of the great 20th century violin concertos.

Ibragimova’s recent performances have been praised for their ‘electrifying energy’ (The Guardian) and with a reputation as one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists of her generation, her performance of Bartók’s Violin Concerto No.2 will be a performance not to miss.

Hrůša and his baton will conclude the program, leading the MSO through Shostakovich’s acclaimed Symphony No. 5. Fuelled by deep, meaningful and gripping music, his Fifth Symphony represents one of the peaks of Shostakovich’s renowned repertoire, and one that is sure to astound, amaze and inspire all who witness it in Hamer Hall this August.

Alina Ibragimova, photo by Eva Vermandel


Pre-concert talk: Join MSO’s Alastair McKean for a 30 minute pre-concert conversation from the Hamer Hall stage
Thursday, 10 August – from 6:45pm
Saturday, 12 August – from 12:45pm

Running time: 2 hours, including a 20-minute interval

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