Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra: Nielsen and Mozart, January 12 - 13
Keri-Lynn Wilson, conductor
Alexandre Da Costa, Violin
Friday, January 12 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 13 - 8:00 pm
LYRICISM 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.
Mozart's Fifth and final Violin Concerto is delightful in the bright key of A major, interpreted here by the young Canadian virtuoso Alexandre Da Costa. 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.