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ARCTIC PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: TSJAIKOVSKIJ, DVOŘÁK & AAGAARD-NILSEN

Tonight’s concert combines two famous romantic works and the premier performance of a sparkling new work. Tchaikovsky’s Violin concerto and Dvořák’s Symphony are two well known romantic works. Both are superb from an orchestral perspective and are full of lyrical themes and dramatic effects. The violin concerto is infamous for its technical complexity, but in Mikhail Simonyan’s elegant and appealing interpretation there are only traces of energy. The Russian violinist is one of his generation’s greatest virtuosos. His talent is so sensational that President Putin held a reception for him at the Kremlin in 2005 to honour the young musician.

The season kick-off in Bodø will feature the premier performance of a new Norwegian work composed for the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra; Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen’s Boreas Sings. The Artistic Leader for this tour is the orchestra’s eminent Principal Conductor Christian Lindberg.

Concert programme

Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, Boreas Sings (Premier, commissioned work)

Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major, Op. 35

Antonin Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World

Participants

Christian Lindberg, conductor

Mikhail Simonyan, soloist - violin

Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra