Shani, Shostakovich & Brahms
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Music
Runs Dec 19Dec 21, 2024

Brimming with wry wit and affectionate warmth, Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto was a gift for his teenage son. Here, it’s a showcase for the brilliant Lahav Shani, who conducts from the keyboard. Beethoven’s powerful Egmont Overture captures the brave struggle for freedom and justice, while Brahms’ stormy and heroic First Symphony is the culmination of years of labor by the composer.