Stéphane Denève, conductor
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, violin
JAMES LEE III Emotive Transformations
JEAN SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
Stéphane Denève believes in the healing power of music. James Lee III processes the grief of his father’s death in Emotive Transformations. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony responds to stinging criticism with defiance and renewal. Jean Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, with soloist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, is an intimate conversation between close musical friends.