Iconic cellist Mischa Maisky plays Bloch

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8

08 November | 8:15 p.m.
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Friday 08 November
Amare Concert Hall, The Hague
From €36
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Cello: Mischa Maisky
This concert is part of the Symphonic Friday - Extra Large series.

Tonight, let yourself be swept away by Shostakovich's intense and tumultuous Symphony No. 8. Written amid the blood, fire and steel of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1943, this is a work of profound depth that simultaneously captures the intimate and personal. In its rawness and realness, it offers an extraordinary example of how music can transport you through history, revealing the humanity within.

Cellist Mischa Maisky is a living legend who has been gracing the world's major stages for fifty years. He is known for his warm, expressive and virtuosic performances, laying bare the soul of the music. Melancholic and evocative, Schelomo is a perfect match for Maisky's talent and flair. Composed by Ernest Bloch in 1916, it translates King Schelomo's voice and thoughts into the solid, deep sound of the cello. The orchestra paints the world around him, the Jewish people responding to him. The evening will open with Through Absence, a new piece written especially for the Residentie Orkest by one of the Netherlands' exceptionally talented young composers, Amarante Nat.