Nielsen and Mozart

Friday, January 12, 2018
Event Title: Nielsen and Mozart
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: --
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: https://wso.ca/nielsen-and-mozart/
Description:

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.