Mostly Mendelssohn - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Mostly Mendelssohn

14 - 25 May 2015

Program

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

Artists

Stefan Jackiw Violin
Satu Vänskä Lead Violin
Maxime Bibeau Double Bass

'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.
 
Free pre-concert talks:
 
Sydney City Recital Hall Angel Place, with Francis Merson
Fri 22 May 12.45pm
Sat 23 May 6.15pm 
 
Melbourne Recital Centre, with John Weretka
Sun 24 May 1.45pm
Mon 25 May 7.15pm

Sydney Morning Herald

'an earnest, breathless and strikingly accomplished performance of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in an arrangement by Richard Tognetti​. Jackiw's sound is lean and transparent, and characterised by brilliance and refined colour'

 

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The Australian

‘The performers were superb: their swift speeds, sensitive phrasing and astute contrasts in mood, tempo and dynamics captured the concerto’s balance of energy, drama and lyricism.’ 

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