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Event details

Date

Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 7:30PM

Title

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Description

Centennial Concert Hall

Daniel Raiskin, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6

Due to the public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the province of Manitoba’s announcement encouraging the cancellation or postponing large-scale events with more than 250 attendees, the WSO has cancelled all performances until March 31, 2020. For updates on COVID-19 and how it impacts the WSO, click here.

Tchaikovsky’s elegant and romantic Violin Concerto is so beloved, we often forget it was first considered unplayable. But today’s leading violinists master yesterday’s most fiendish difficulties and have made it an evergreen staple to music lovers. We go one further in our concert as soloist Vadim Gluzman will perform on the very Stradivari violin which Tchaiovsky had in mind when writing this work. In his Sixth Symphony, Shostakovich brilliantly expresses the contradictions of his troubled Soviet world. 

Prep for the concert and listen to the Spotify playlist.

This concert will feature EnCue technology during Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6.

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