Event Calendar

Winter Festival

Rossen Milanov, Conductor

January 6 & 7, 2023 | 7:30pm

Rossen Milanov, conductor
Bella Hristova, violin  

Rimsky-Korsakov: Suite from The Snow Maiden 
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 

Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova returns to the Columbus Symphony to perform Prokofiev’s first violin concerto. Violinist Joseph Szigeti, an early champion of the work, raved about the work with “its mixture of fairy-tale naivete and daring savagery in a lay-out texture.” 

Written in 1939, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 left his listeners shocked and expecting something else in the premiere. The mysterious and abstract work rebelled against his previous fifth symphony, which was lauded by the Soviet government, and stood in defiance of critics tying the composer to a nationalistic cause. 

Prelude: Join Music Director Rossen Milanov for a pre-concert talk starting at 6:30pm

Friday Coffee Dress: January 6, 2023 l 10am