Classics Series B
Mozart’s 5th Violin Concerto
Jan 12, 2018 – Jan 13, 2018 at the Centennial Concert Hall
Mozart’s Fifth and final Violin Concerto is delightful in the bright key of A major, interpreted here by the Canadian virtuoso Alexandre Da Costa on the Devault Stradivarius – the perfect way to open the new year.
Harry Stafylakis’ “dreamy yet rhythmic” (NY Times) style is one reason he was chosen WSO Composer-in-Residence. Expect a dramatic and emotional work in this world-premiere performance.
Between the breadth of Mahler and the purity of Sibelius is the unique world of Nielsen, articulated in six splendid symphonies. His Third, subtitled the Sinfonia espansiva, opens with a Tchaikovsky like waltz before moving to a tranquil Second movement that wordlessly melds soprano and tenor in a hymn to man and nature.
Plus, Opera Maestra and Winnipeg native Keri-Lynn Wilson returns home to take the reins in an exciting performance.
Join us for a pre-concert chat on the Piano Nobile at 7:15 p.m. each night.
Alexandre Da Costaviolin
Holocene ExtinctionHarry Stafylakis
Violin Concerto No.5 in A major (Turkish)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No.3 (Sinfonia espansiva)Carl Nielsen