Internationally acclaimed British violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen performs Samuel Barber’s ‘Violin Concerto’ in a concert also featuring Edward Elgar’s poignant ‘Sospiri’ and ending with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent fifth symphony.
Tamsin Waley-Cohen's playing was lauded by the UK’s Sunday Times as “radiant and soaring”. This concert is her CSO debut. Edward Elgar’s Sospiri was originally intended as a companion piece to Salut D’Amour. However Sospiri evoked a far deeper emotional character, possibly reflecting the mounting threat of conflict and growing geo-political tension in the year leading up to the outbreak of WWI.
Tchaikovsky’s fierce pride for his homeland shines through in his Symphony No. 5. This magnificent symphony closes the concert, lifting the spirits and ending the evening on a triumphant note.
This is the second of two Christchurch Symphony Orchestra concerts during the Festival. Both concerts feature great classical and romantic period masters.
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