Letters from Tchaikovsky

In the lush, lingering melodies, a certain Russian pathos never seems far away. Long snowy nights, tender childhood memories, glimpses of lost love and unspoken passion…


By turns virtuosic and intimate, passionate and lyrical, Tchaikovsky is the quintessential Romantic—conjuring powerful emotions with his heart on his sleeve. This program is a wonderful opportunity to hear the extraordinary talents of MCO’s string musicians at their best—with Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking showpiece for string orchestra, the Serenade for Strings, the charming Album for the Young and Souvenir d’un lieu cher, imaginative variations by Arensky and witty dances by Shostakovich.


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Musician’s view

We asked Emma Sullivan, who plays double bass with MCO, for her thoughts on the music in Letters from Tchaikovsky.

Concert Notes: Letters from Tchaikovsky

Read the program notes for Letters from Tchaikovsky and understand more of the background to the music in this extraordinary performance.

Explore the music on Spotify

Curious about the music we’ll be playing in Letters from Tchaikovsky? We’ve put together a Spotify playlist with selected music. Have a listen! (Free Spotify account required.)

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