Karina Canellakis & Nig Feng: Russian Masterworks
Music of war and freedom from Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
The most profound of Shostakovich’s ‘War Symphonies’ echoes the suffering of 1943 on a tremendous scale, ferocious and harrowing. A statement of personal grief amid mass devastation, the poignant ending yearns not for heroic victory, but for peace.
Prokofiev was on the verge of returning to Russia after decades in the West when he wrote his bittersweet Second Violin Concerto. Ning Feng returns to astonish WASO audiences with his effortless, soaring virtuosity.
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.2
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.8
Karina Canellakis conductor (pictured) (WASO debut)
Ning Feng violin
Meet the Artist
Karina Canellakis / Post-concert Saturday night
Meet the Artist is supported by Wesfarmers Arts
23 and 24 Nov '18 | 7:30pm
5 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000