2024 Season

Guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

When & Where

Concerts
Wed Jul 10 2024 Add to Cal Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo

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Program

Joan Tower: 1920/2019
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Description

Guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero conducts Shostakovich's glorious Fifth Symphony, a piece packed with passion and thrills—and more than a little sarcasm. Written under threat by the tyrant Joseph Stalin, the Fifth Symphony is as satisfying as it is subversive. The Grant Park Orchestra plays this orchestral powerhouse alongside American composer Joan Tower's tribute to the struggle for women's rights, 1920/2019.

Featuring

Giancarlo Guerrero

Conductor

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Dmitri Shostakovich

Composer

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Joan Tower

composer

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Grant Park Orchestra
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