National Festival Orchestra: Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony

National Festival Orchestra

Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony
Saturday, June 28, 2014 . 8PM
Leonard Slatkin
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Conductor Leonard Slatkin

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To conclude the festival, world-renowned conductor and former Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, leads the orchestra in Shostakovich’s powerful Symphony No. 5.

Review by The Washington Post

After a month of playing together, the young musicians of this year’s National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland have achieved an ensemble that many professional orchestras might envy…in the end, it wasn’t splash but shape and subtlety that made these performances memorable.

— JOAN REINTHALER, The Washington Post, June 29, 2014