SOI Presents: Orchestra Iowa's "Tchaikovsky's Pathétique"

Feb 21, 2018

This week’s Symphonies of Iowa features Orchestra Iowa’s “Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique” concert. The orchestra performs works by Sibelius, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

Cellist Laura Usiskin
Credit laurausiskin.com

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique has become one of the most performed and beloved symphonies in the repertoire. In 1925 it was chosen by radio listeners as the second most popular symphony of all time, behind Beethoven’s Fifth. This concert also features Swan of Tuonela from Sibelius’ Lemminkainen Suite, and a stellar performance of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 by guest cellist Laura Usiskin. Don’t miss the Symphonies of Iowa broadcast this Sunday, February 25th at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, February 26th at 7 p.m.!

PROGRAM

SIBELIUS                              Swan of Tuonela from Lemminkainen Suite

SHOSTAKOVICH                 Cello Concerto No. 1 with Laura Usiskin, cello

TCHAIKOVSKY                   Symphony No. 6 Pathétique