Shostakovich Leningrad Symphony

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.


Dates and Tickets

  • 16 Apr (Thu) 2015 7:30PM
  • 17 Apr (Fri) 2015 12:00PM
  • 18 Apr (Sat) 2015 8:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

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.

Running time

2 hours, 6 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 15 minutes prior to performance.


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Andrey Boreyko


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.

Alexander Velinzon


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.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.





Alfred Schnittke

Violin Concerto No. 4

Dimitri Shostakovich

Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, “Leningrad”


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.

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