Dvořák & Shostakovich
ESO Classics

Dvořák & Shostakovich

Conducted by Kensho Watanabe
March 16 & 18 7:30 PM

Dvořák’s cheerful and upbeat Symphony No. 8 will leave you smiling and humming the folklike tunes that are a tribute to his beloved Bohemia. From Shostakovich’s musical signature to energetic folk melodies, his Cello Concerto No. 1 is a tour de force for the instrument. Carlos Simon’s The Block is inspired by paintings of buildings along a street in Harlem. It explores musical textures that evoke the rich energy and joyous sceneries of a hotbed of African American culture.

You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Thursday, March 16th and Saturday, March 18th evening concerts, starting at 6:45 PM in the Upper Circle Lobby (3rd Floor). This talk by Natalie Boisvert is a fantastic way to learn more about the pieces being performed in your concert.

Program to include:

Carlos Simon The Block
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Program subject to change.

Digital Program Program Notes (Printer-Friendly)


Kensho Watanabe, Conductor
Rafael Hoekman, ESO Cello

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Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.