China Symphony Orchestra of ShenzhenFriday 8 April 7:30pm Classical Music
Venue: Royal Concert Hall
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Age Guidance: 7+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
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Da Ye Lin conductor
Vadim Repin violin
Ye Xiaogang Chinese Overture TBC
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Mahler Symphony No. 1
The first visit to Nottingham of a major Chinese symphony orchestra also brings legendary Russian violinist, Vadim Repin, described by Yehudi Menuhin as ‘simply the best and most perfect violinist that I have ever had the chance to hear’. Here he performs Sibelius’s atmospheric Violin Concerto, whose icy drama pitches the desolate beauty of its virtuoso solo lines against a taut orchestral chorus. Mahler declared that the symphony ‘must be like the world. It must contain everything.’ Drawing widely on different musical traditions, there’s a strong sense of a personal, sometimes dreamlike journey, opening with a shimmering midsummer sunrise, and evoking rustic peasant dances, military fanfares and a parodic funeral march based on Frère Jacques. The thrilling finale plunges the listener into an existential storm before marching out in triumph, all seven French horns standing to blaze out a majestic chorale.
Free pre-concert talk, 6.20pm in the auditorium:
Join DaYe Lin in conversation.