ANDREY BOREYKO conductor
AKIKO SUWANAI violin
Two NJSO debuts we’re eager to share with you: Russia’s Andrey Boreyko in treasured masterpieces from his homeland, and Japan’s Akiko Suwanai in an iconic violin classic.
MASON BATES Attack Decay Sustain Release (NJSO Premiere)
A four-minute joyride, with the strings and brass tumbling over each other, and a touch of groove inspired by Mason Bates’ love of electronic dance music.
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
Famous for blending elegance with fireworks, Suwanai performs one of the most beloved of all violin concertos.
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10
For decades early in his career, Shostakovich was hounded and harassed by Soviet leader Josef Stalin. Shostakovich’s 10th was written just after Stalin’s death; it is a towering testament to resilience over tyranny