Gilbert Varga, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2
PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet
“But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?” – ROMEO AND JULIET
Prokofiev’s most recognized and haunting score from one of the greatest love stories of our time, Romeo and Juliet is full of radiant textures and heart-breaking tenderness. Denis Kozhukhin makes his STL Symphony debut performing Shostakovich’s light-hearted and energetic Piano Concerto No. 2, written as a birthday gift for the composer’s son.
Excerpt from Prokofiev Selections from Romeo and Juliet