Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Benett Tsai, Cello
In this evening of manic melodies, the frenzied energy felt in Shostakovich’s first cello concerto is paired with the dark and turbulent power of Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. The program also features a contemporary piece by Elizabeth Ogonek as part of the California Festival: A Celebration of New Music, a two-week state-wide music initiative showcasing the most compelling and forward-looking voices in performances of works written in the past five years.
The Colburn Orchestra is generously underwritten by Eva and Marc Stern.
ELIZABETH OGONEK Moondog
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4