What an introduction! In his inaugural performance as the Rotterdam Philharmonic’s new music director Lahav Shani joins forces with “one of the greatest musicians of our time” (The Guardian), Daniel Barenboim. The legendary pianist finally returns to the De Doelen Concert Hall Rotterdam 50 years after his last performance there. For the fiery finale of the concert Shani conducts Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. At its premiere in 1937, the audience applauded for 40 minutes - about as long as the performance itself had lasted.