Residentie Orkest and students of the Orchestra Master – Master classics with Shostakovich

Otto Tausk, conductor
Antje Weithaas, soloist

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

The première of Shostakovich’s fifth symphony, which marked the composer’s rehabilitation with the Soviet leadership in 1937, was an unrivalled success. The standing ovation continued for half an hour! It is one of the iconic works of the 20th century and still entrances contemporary audiences. Made to measure for Dutch maestro Otto Tausk, once an assistant to the Russian sound magician Valery Gergiev and now himself a globetrotter with a mission.

Through the unique Master’s specialisation, Orchestra Master, students who have passed an audition are paired with a professional mentor and have the opportunity to play in the Residentie Orkest. This concert is therefore also an opportunity to listen to the musicians of the future.



Thu 4 October 2018 20:30


Zuiderstrandtheater, Houtrustweg 505, The Hague

Entrance fee

€ 21,– to € 35,–