Vadim Returns! - Santa Rosa Symphony
Sat., May 6, 8-10 p.m., Sun., May 7, 3-5 p.m. and Mon., May 8, 8-10 p.m.
Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin
KHACHATURIAN: Suite from Masquerade
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905
Vadim Gluzman returns to play Prokofiev’s soaring and energetic Violin Concerto No. 2 on the extraordinary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivarius. All three composers in this program were fellow-survivors of the Stalinist era who struggled to maintain their creative freedom during a time of great repression in their homeland. The program opens with the lush folk-inspired melodies of Aram Khachaturian’s Ballet Suite from Masquerade and concludes with Shostakovich’s dramatic and compelling Symphony No. 11.