Renowned cellist, Jesús Castro-Balbi performs Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major. This program also features beautiful music written for string orchestra, including Gershwin’ popular Lullaby and Shostakovich’s enigmatic Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a. At times nostalgic, political, and autobiographical, this work illuminates the composer’s personal struggle with infirmity, war, violence and political expedience. It’s a masterpiece worth experiencing live, with the Dallas Chamber Symphony’s accomplished strings.
Richard McKay, conductor
Dallas Chamber Symphony
Program duration: 90 minutes, including intermission
F.J. HAYDN: CELLO CONCERTO NO. 1 IN C MAJOR
Jesús Castro-Balbi, cello
SHOSTAKOVICH: CHAMBER SYMPHONY OP. 110A