Mostly Mendelssohn

Mostly Mendelssohn
14 - 25 May 2015

MENDELSSOHN String Symphony No.9
BOTTESINI Gran Duo Concertante for Double Bass and Violin
WOLF Italian Serenade
MENDELSSOHN (arr. Tognetti) Violin Concerto in E minor


'An earnest, breathless and strikingly accomplished performance of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in an arrangement by Richard Tognetti' Sydney Morning Herald

The combination of youthful vigour, old-world wisdom and dazzling technique have led critics to compare American violin virtuoso Stefan Jackiw to a young Isaac Stern. His solo performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at Sydney Opera House was watched live online by more than 30 million people worldwide. Now this exciting artist joins the ACO in a program powered by musical prodigies.

Jackiw takes the solo role in Mendelssohn’s beautiful Violin Concerto, in an intimate arrangement for string orchestra. The Orchestra also performs Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No.9 and we rediscover the playful Italian Serenade of another romantic prodigy, Hugo Wolf. The ACO's very own Maxime Bibeau joins the program as soloist for Bottesini's Gran Duo, played on his mighty late-16th century Gasparo da Salò Bass.