Shostakovich Piano Concerto 1
Jean-Yves Thibaudet blazes his way through Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a highly irreverent frolic by the then 27-year-old Russian composer. A work of profound emotional intensity, Tchaikovsky declared of his Sixth Symphony that he had put his “whole soul” into composing it.
Come for: The Los Angeles Times raves that this dapper French pianist gives performances that “sparkle with sustained brilliance.”
And more: Catch the TSO’s eminent Principal Trumpet, Andrew McCandless, as he performs a spectacular role in Shostakovich’s piano concerto that’s virtually equal to that of the piano soloist.
Post-concert Party in the Lobby on May 10.
Casual concerts are performed without intermission and are followed by a party in the lobby. Mingle with musicians in a relaxed setting and enjoy live music by local bands.
For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street