Opening concert: Kent Nagano Conducts Shostakovich's “Babi Yar” Symphony

Maison symphonique September 17 and 18, 2019

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Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 13 is a deeply moving tribute to the victims of oppression. This powerful work brings together the OSM Chorus and famous Russian bass Alexander Vinogradov, conducted by Kent Nagano. Fire and virtuosity are highlighted as pianist Denis Matsuev joins the OSM in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s magnificent Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

Schoenberg, Six Pieces, for male chorus, op. 35*
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 13 in B-flat minor, op. 113, “Baby Yar”

*September 18 concert only


  • Producer / Presenter : Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)
  • Venue : Maison symphonique
  • Conductor : Kent Nagano
  • Bass : Alexander Vinogradov
  • Artist in residence with the generous support of the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation : Denis Matsuev, piano
  • Duration (subject to change without notice) : 1h40
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