Sunday, April 22, 2018 2:00PM
Copley Symphony Hall

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A Jacobs Masterworks Concert

Jahja Ling, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

BERNSTEIN: "Times Square: 1944" from On the Town
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Two towering masterpieces of Russian classical music dominate this concert, led by Jahja Ling, who makes his debut as the San Diego Symphony’s first Conductor Laureate. After a brief, jazzy opening excerpt from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town, Ling leads a performance of that “Everest” of piano concertos, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third, with rising young Uzbek sensation Behzod Abduraimov as soloist. The concert concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s enigmatic, intensely dramatic Symphony No. 5.

The San Diego Union-Tribune's review of this concert calls particular attention to Ling and the Symphony's powerful execution of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. Read it here.

Behzod Abduraimove recently performed the "Rach 3" at the Hollywood Bowl. Read the L.A. Times' impressive review! Also, the San Diego Union-Tribune has run a front page story in its "Night + Day" supplement on Jahja Ling's return this weekend as Conductor Laureate.

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