Houston Symphony presents "Musically Speaking with Andrés: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12"
This intimate concert experience focuses on single works with commentary from Andrés Orozco-Estrada. The program explores the political upheaval of the Russian Revolution and its leader, Lenin. Shostakovich described his Twelfth Symphony as an "effort to embody the mighty image of the greatest man of our most complex epoch" (Lenin). Orozco-Estrada leads the orchestra in this continuous four-movement symphony, complete with insights and discussion on Shostakovich, who was a master of the double-entendre throughout his turbulent dance with the Communist Party.