The orchestra’s full forces will be onstage for Shostakovich’s epic “Leningrad” Symphony, the composer’s stirring tribute to his country’s resistance to Nazi aggression. In this all-Russian program, our renowned Concertmaster, Alexander Velinzon, steps forward with Schnittke’s highly charged Violin Concerto No. 4.
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance.
Ask the Artist
Directly after the Saturday performance in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.
2 hours, 6 minutes
1 hour, 15 minutes prior to performance.
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Andrey Boreyko has been Music Director of Orchestre National de Belgique since September 2012, expanding its activities nationally and internationally, while balancing a traditional repertoire with innovative, diverse programming.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Seattle Symphony Concertmaster Alexander Velinzon began violin lessons at the age of 6 and went on to graduate from the Leningrad School for Gifted Children.
Alexander Velinzon’s performances are generously underwritten by Sue and Robert Collett through the Seattle Symphony’s Principal Musicians Circle. Andrey Boreyko’s performances are generously underwritten by Marcus and Pat Meier through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.