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From Russia with Love | Bruno Ferrandis and Olga Kern

  • Weill Hall, Green Music Center (map)

The Symphony welcomes the return of Conductor Laureate Bruno Ferrandis for this Russian-themed program. Stravinsky’s bright and festive fairytale-like Scherzo Fantastique buzzes with exotic tone colors and perpetual motion. Olga Kern charms with Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Written as a playful birthday present for his 19-year-old son, it brims with ebullience, tenderness and humor. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 carries us through an emotion-packed soundscape of luscious Slavic folk songs, melancholy melodies, lilting waltzes and tempestuous drama before blazing to victory. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at