Shostakovich & Cello

Shostakovich & Cello

Conducted by Kensho Watanabe
Friday, March 17, 2023 8:00 PM

From Shostakovich’s hidden musical signature to energetic folk tunes, Shostakovich & Cello highlights beauty, talent, and passion. Join the ESO, conductor Kensho Watanabe, and ESO Principal Cello, Rafael Hoekman, to experience the excitement of Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto. 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.

Program to include:

Carlos Simon The Block
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1

Program subject to change.

This performance does not include an intermission.


Kensho Watanabe, Conductor
Rafael Hoekman, ESO Principal 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.