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Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
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Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

15 Dec 2023 | 19:30 | Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street

Marcello Palazzo Trails* world premiere
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, ‘The Great’

Alexandra Conunova violin **
Marcello Palazzo conductor*
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

From its monolithic opening theme kick-starting a cycle of inexorable momentum like a giant pendulum, to the breathless dash of its finale, Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 of 1828 offers one of the most riveting journeys of any symphonic work. Along the way he appears to push at the boundaries of his age with grinding harmonies, protruding limbs and unstoppable waltz-like rhythms. No wonder it attracted the title ‘Great’. Marios Papadopoulos conducts Schubert’s final symphony after the radiant song that is Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. The concert opens with a world premiere of a work selected from last year’s composers’ workshop, conducted by the composer himself.

** Unfortunately Janine Jansen is no longer able to perform in this concert due to illness. We are grateful that Alexandra Conunova is stepping in to play the same programme.

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Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

15 Dec 2023

Tickets: £20, £32, £42, £60
(Students from £5)
Duration: 120 min
Venue: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Friday 15th December, 2023 – 19:30
From £20
(Students from £5)

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