Saturday March 23rd 2013

Venue: Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School, Performing Arts Centre, Ivanhoe
Guest Artist/Soloist - Natsuko Yoshimoto, Imants Larsens | violin, viola


The Moldau


Sinfonia Concertante


Symphony in D

Smetana’s programmatic masterpiece, which describes the journey of the river Vltava, is the second and best known of his six symphonic poems from the setting ‘My Country’ that constitute Smetana’s grand patriotic cycle.

Sinfonia Concertante is Mozart’s crowning achievement in the field of the concerto genre. Here in an Italianate aria of heartbreaking beauty, the soloists become two operatic divas.

Franck’s grand symphony is an apotheosis of post-Wagnerian Romanticism and a fine example of a work concerned with thematic transformation and cyclicism.