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Conductor Juraj Valčuha (Photo courtesy of the Houston Symphony)
Juraj Valčuha I © Houston Symphony

Valčuha Conducts Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

New! Saturday 7 p.m. start time

Fri Oct 13 — Sat Oct 14, 2023

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

Brazen and bold, Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony was a deceptive response to Stalin's authoritarian regime in 1938—a desperate attempt to secure some sense of political safety in an unsafe world, while simultaneously communicating the extreme and deep beliefs of Shostakovich’s immediate community. Juraj Valčuha returns to Orchestra Hall to lead this monumental symphony. He brings with him Jörgen van Rijen, principal trombone of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, for the Minnesota Orchestra's first performance of James MacMillan’s Trombone Concerto.

Get the best seats and savings (up to 15%) when you purchase this concert as part of a ticket package. Individual tickets on sale August 4.

Date & Time





    A Little Summer Suite


    Trombone Concerto


    Symphony No. 5


Minnesota Orchestra

Juraj Valčuha


Jörgen van Rijen


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