This week’s Symphonies of Iowa features Orchestra Iowa’s “Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique” concert. The orchestra performs works by Sibelius, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.
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.!
SIBELIUS Swan of Tuonela from Lemminkainen Suite
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1 with Laura Usiskin, cello
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 Pathétique