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Shostakovich By Heart – Cologne

Ukrainian virtuoso Valeriy Sokolov joins us as soloist for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, before we bring our signature memorised performance style to Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9.

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Maintz red china green house
Shostakovich Symphony No.9 in E flat (performed from memory)

Valeriy Sokolov violin
Nicholas Collon conductor


Sun 12 June 2022, 6.00pm
Kölner Philharmonie
€11-€63.50

For the latest in its thrilling series of memorised performances, Aurora Orchestra performs Shostakovich’s ninth symphony by heart – without the use of printed sheet music and music stands. The programme also features Phillip Maintz’s red china green house, a work commissioned by the Kölner Philharmonie, and Tchaikovsky’s monumental Violin Concerto performed with Kharkiv-born violinist Valeriy Sokolov.

‘Marvellous… Playing from memory, Aurora created an organic sense of community, dynamism and inspiration.’ New York Times