“Vivaldi was so extraordinarily prolific and inventive in his writing. His music is so exciting and distinctive, that even after hundreds of years it’s still relevant.” Violin Glenn Christensen
Glenn was only 10 years old when he first collaborated with the ACO. Back then, he toured with the Orchestra as a choir member of Gondwana Voices. Later on, in 2012, he was appointed an ACO Emerging Artist and since then he has blossomed as a full-time member of the Orchestra.
This tour he will perform in a solo capacity for the first time and take the lead as second violin. Glenn will be joining Satu and Tipi for Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins and Cello. “I was only ten years old when I performed with the ACO and I dreamt that I would one day be part of the Orchestra. I felt so fortunate to be offered a full-time position after completing the ACO’s Emerging Artists program. To be performing as a soloist is another dream come true. It is so rare in most orchestras for Tutti members to be featured in this way. But that’s typical of the ACO; it works very hard to shine a light on all the musicians and give everyone a chance in the spotlight,” says Glenn.
5 - 19 May 2017
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Wollongong
Satu Vänskä Director & Violin
Glenn Christensen Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER Andante for Strings
VIVALDI Concerto for Two Violins and Cello in G minor, RV578
JAMES LEDGER The Natural Order of Things (World Premiere)*
LOCATELLI Violin Concerto in D major The Harmonic Labyrinth
DEBUSSY (arr. Jack Symonds) Sonata for Cello and Piano
MENDELSSOHN (arr. strings) String Quartet No.2 in A minor
* COMMISSIONED BY DAVID & SANDY LIBLING IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF SIMON LIBLING.