Benjamin Northey - Chief Conductor
Benjamin Baker - Violin
Jack Body - Fanfare for Bert
Jean Sibelius - Concerto for Violin
Sergey Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances
Opening the Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Series is Jack Body's Fanfare for Bert, a humorous and catchy tribute to the easy listening master Bert Kaempfert.
Making his debut with the CSO to perform Sibelius' brilliant Violin Concerto in D minor, New Zealand-born Benjamin Baker has been described byt he New York Times as a 'fine violinist of virtuosity and refinement'.
Considered to be his greatest work for orchestra, Russian composer Sergey Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances is a sumptuous musical feast. Featuring echoes of musical chants from the Russian Orthodox and Catholic traditions, the work contrasts deeply expressive moments with outbursts of ecstatic exuberance.