The NZSO Music Director Edo de Waart conducts this exciting concert which features a contemporary violin concerto and Schubert’s magnificent Symphony, The Great.
American violinist Jennifer Koh will perform Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto which has four contrasting movements.
Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 The Great was originally numbered the 7th, causing considerable confusion. It is the composer’s last completed symphony and he never heard it performed. Its first public performance was 11 years after Schubert’s death. As one would expect with Schubert, who wrote over 600 songs, it is full of beautiful melodies. However, it is also an ambitious and profound work, with complex thematic development, showing the influence of Beethoven – Schubert’s hero.
Edo de Waart Conductor
Jennifer Koh Violin
Esa-Pekka Salonen Violin Concerto
Schubert Symphony No. 9 In C major, D. 944 The Great