Off The Cuff: Shostakovich Violin Concerto

Off The Cuff
Sat, Mar 21, 2020 7:00 PM

Jun Märkl, conductor
Ray Chen, violin

SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 

Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto was composed during a time of severe censorship in Soviet Russia, so the composer did not premiere his work until after Stalin's demise. Violinist Ray Chen, winner of the Yehudi Menuhin and Queen Elisabeth competitions, illuminates the hidden messages of this highly personal work.