International Series 1 : Sibelius & Prokofiev
Soloist – Ilya Gringolts
Saturday 27 May 2017 7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall
Prokofiev’s concerto contains his trade-mark sunlit melodies, harmonic shifts, and angular writing. Sibelius’ symphony is one of his best-loved works. Its turmoil and triumph are thought to depict Finland’s struggle for independence.
Russian violinist Ilya Gringolts, a 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition jury member, is internationally renowned for his extremely virtuosic playing and sensitive interpretations. Conducting will be Marc Taddei, currently Music Director for both Orchestra Wellington and California’s Vallejo Symphony Orchestra.
To celebrate NZ Music Month, the concert starts with Luminous by leading NZ composer John Psathas.
John Psathas: Luminous
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Marc Taddei Conductor
Ilya Gringolts Violin