Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Violin: Viktoria Mullova
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Dvořák: Symphony No.7
Vladimir Ashkenazy is, quite simply, one of the greatest musicians alive. It is wonderful to welcome him back to the APO. Joining him is the breath-taking violinist Viktoria Mullova. Together, they’ll give us a night to remember for a long time.
Sibelius’s mighty concerto is a mountain for the soloist to scale, requiring not only technical wizardry but also profound artistry. Tchaikovsky’s homage to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet provides us with one of his loveliest melodies. And to close the evening Dvořák’s turbulent symphony starts with dark foreboding, but ends in hard-won triumph.