Benjamin Northey conductor.
Natalia Lomeiko violin.
Young CSO Commission (World Premiere).
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1.
Beethoven Symphony No.3 'Eroica'.
The 2018 Lamb & Hayward Masterworks season opens with a flourish of new sounds from Christchurch born composer, John Young. This work has been commissioned to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the CSO, and we invite you to celebrate with us at its premiere.
We welcome back internationally renowned violinist Natalia Lomeiko to perform Bruch's luxuriant Concert No.1 in G minor.
Said by Beethoven to be his favourite, his third symphony is an astonishing piece of music that takes us on a profound and ultimately uplifting emotional journey. Not only was the symphony revolutionary Napoleon Bonaparte and his stance against political tyranny. Upon Napoleon declaring himself Emperor, Beethoven famously scratched out the dedication to Napoleon and renamed the symphony The Heroic (Eroica) instead.