Philharmonia Orchestra: Violin Virtuosity
Enjoy a celebration of the violin with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Ross Jamie Collins conductor
Randall Goosby violin
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
Celebrate the warmth of spring as the Philharmonia close their season with the glorious melodies of Mendelssohn’s life-affirming Violin Concerto paired with Sibelius’s best-loved symphony.
Taking centre-stage is violinist Randall Goosby, whose meteoric career launched as a protégé of violin legend Itzhak Perlman. Taking the world by storm ever since, he makes his Canterbury debut with Mendelssohn’s beautiful Violin Concerto. Filled with stormy emotion, unforgettable melodies and electrifying virtuosity, Mendelssohn’s masterly work delights wherever it is performed.
Completing the programme is Sibelius’s Second Symphony. While the first notes came to him during a happy period spent in Italy, the piece is filled with the unmistakeable sound of Sibelius’s Finnish homeland. Lush, flowing melodies in the strings balance against soulful solo moments for each instrument of the woodwind section, evoking green forests and icy landscapes. Finishing the concert – and the Philharmonia’s Canterbury season – a towering brass finale provides a majestic close.
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