Shostakovich Symphony No. 4 & Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
SCO return to Romsey Abbey featuring Shostakovich's 4th symphony. Rose Gosney will be soloist in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.
Romsey Abbey, Romsey
Saturday 19th July 2025 - 7:30pm
Ticketing Details to follow.
Symphony No. 4
Dmitri Shostakovich composed his Symphony No. 4 between September 1935 and May 1936. Despite a campaign ordered by Joseph Stalin to denounce Shostakovich in January 1936 he managed to complete the Symphony and planned its premiere in Leningrad in December 1936, however, the orchestra's management cancelled the performance during rehearsal's, offering a statement that Shostakovich had withdrawn the work. It wasn't until 25 years later, in December 1961 when the Symphony was finally premiered in Moscow.
Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, is his last concerto. Well received at its premiere, it has remained among the most prominent and highly-regarded violin concertos. It holds a central place in the violin repertoire and has developed a reputation as an essential concerto for all aspiring concert violinists to master, and usually one of the first Romantic era concertos they learn.
A typical performance lasts just under half an hour.