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TCHAIKOVSKY 5
& JAMES EHNES PERFORMS PROKOFIEV

09 October 2014 – 11 October 2014

Venue: Concert Hall  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Symphony

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Soaring Russian music - pure Prokofiev and triumphant Tchaikovsky. A concert to love!

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In Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony, we all recognise something of ourselves, joy and sorrow, optimism and despair. Hear this incredible composer lay his soul bare on this musical canvas. Prokofiev's Violin Concerto provides the bittersweet balance to Tchaikovsky that sees the return of violinist James Ehnes. A concert of triumph and drama, a concert that will move you.

 

In Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony, we all recognise something of ourselves, joy and sorrow, optimism and despair. Hear this incredible composer lay his soul bare on this musical canvas. Prokofiev's Violin Concerto provides the bittersweet balance to Tchaikovsky that sees the return of violinist James Ehnes. A concert of triumph and drama, a concert that will move you.

Why do we adore Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony so much? Because he speaks directly to us with the orchestra as his voice. Sorrow, joy, passion, triumph, the forces of Fate - it's all there in the music. It's there in the striking dramatic gestures, fabulous melodies and irresistible waltz rhythms; it's there in the sheer intensity of emotion.

Prokofiev's second violin concerto provides the bittersweet balance to Tchaikovsky's indulgence and sees the return to Sydney of Canadian violinist James Ehnes. This is music that requires perfect, understated poise from its soloist. It hides its virtuosity under a thrilling series of melodies - sometimes elegantly singing, sometimes wildly dancing, but always pure Prokofiev. And Thomas Søndergård brings a Scandinavian souvenir in the form of an uplifting overture by Wilhelm Stenhammar (imagine a Swedish Mahler, without the irony).

STENHAMMAR  Excelsior! - Concert Overture
PROKOFIEV  Violin Concerto No.2
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No.5


 

 

 

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Artist Information

Thomas Søndergård conductor
James Ehnes violin


Pricing Information

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Standard $39 - $124
Concession* $53 - $94
Groups 8+ $47 - $83
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

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Performance Dates

Thursday 9 October 1:30pm
Friday 10 October 8pm
Saturday 11 October 2 8pm

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