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When:

Sat 27 Jul 2013, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult A Reserve: $45.00
  • Adult B Reserve: $35.00
  • Child: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: michellewalsh

Tom Woods - conductor
Linus Roth - violin

Tchaikovsky - The Tempest: Fantasy Overture
Glazunov - Violin Concerto in A minor
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4

We present a tribute to two of the masters of the Russian romantic tradition and features German violinist Linus Roth in his debut with the CSO. Described as one of the most interesting musicians of the younger generation, Roth is carving out a very successful career across Europe, UK and America as a concert soloist.

Influenced by Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky’s symphonic poem The Tempest is full of imaginative touches, with fine tone-painting and tender love music.

Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in A minor is one of his most popular compositions and in true Glazunov style is technically brilliant. The first two sections share an atmosphere of restrained melancholy, tempered by sweetness and a warm degree of expressiveness. A festive finale is filled with virtuoso fireworks and sparkling orchestration.

Tchaikovsky dedicated Symphony No.4 to his patron and often referred to it as “our symphony”. He composed this during a particularly tempestuous period in his life, fleeing to France, Italy and Austria in an attempt to escape his disastrous marriage. Despite this Tchaikovsky wrote “It seems to me that this is my best work. What lies in store for this symphony? Will it survive long after its author has disappeared from the face of the earth, or straight away plunge into the depths of oblivion? I only know that at this moment I... am blind to any shortcomings in my new offspring.”

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