Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Akiko Suwanai, violin
Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
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Maon Bates: Attack Decay Sustain Release (NJSO premiere)
A four-minute joyride, with the strings and brass tumbling over each other, and a touch of groove inspired by Mason Bates’ love of electronic dance music.
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Famous for blending elegance with fireworks, Suwanai performs one of the most beloved of all violin concertos.
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
For decades early in his career, Shostakovich was hounded and harassed by Soviet leader Josef Stalin. Shostakovich’s 10th was written just after Stalin’s death; it is a towering testament to resilience over tyranny.