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Shostakovich & Oh To Believe in Another World

Dec 05 - Dec 07

Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 ​is performed alongside​ William Kentridge’s Oh To Believe in Another World, a stop-motion film that explores the composer’s complex relationship with the Soviet regime. Another side of Shostakovich is on display in his Festive Overture. Concertmaster Frank Huang is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto. Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts this season highlight.

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Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall




Festive Overture


Violin Concerto No. 2


Symphony No. 10, performed alongside screening of William Kentridge’s Oh To Believe in Another World


Keri-Lynn Wilson Conductor

Keri-Lynn Wilson is the founder and music director of the highly regarded Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra — formed in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine — which over the past two summers has toured major cities and festivals in Europe and the United States. As a staunch supporter of Ukrainian liberty, Wilson also performed the Verdi Requiem at the Lviv Opera House to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the invasion. She has returned to that country to conduct Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with a new version of the Ode to Joy in Ukrainian that she created in which Schiller’s Freude (Joy) is changed to Slava (Glory), the rallying cry for Ukrainian victory. 

Learn more about Keri-Lynn Wilson

Frank Huang Violin

Frank Huang joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster, The Charles E. Culpeper Chair, in September 2015. The First Prize Winner of the 2003 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation’s Violin Competition and the 2000 Hannover International Violin Competition, he has established a major career as a violin virtuoso. Since performing with the Houston Symphony in a nationally broadcast concert at the age of 11 he has appeared with orchestras throughout the world including The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Hannover, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, and the Genoa Orchestra. He has also performed on NPR’s Performance Today, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CNN’s American Morning with Paula Zahn. He has performed at Wigmore Hall (in London), Salle Cortot (Paris), Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), and Herbst Theatre (San Francisco), as well as a second recital in Alice Tully Hall (New York), which featured the World Premiere of Donald Martino’s Sonata for Solo Violin. Following more than 25 additional solo appearances with the Orchestra, in May 2022 he performs Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish, conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden.

Learn more about Frank Huang