Macelaru steps in for Philadelphia Orchestra concerts

Macelaru steps in for Philadelphia Orchestra concerts

Cristian Macelaru (Photo credit: Sorin Popa)

The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced that conductor Cristian Macelaru will replace an ailing Tugan Sokhiev for the subscription program this week. Macelaru will conduct the May 11th – May 13th concerts with thrilling French violinist Renaud Capuçon as soloist on the Korngold Violin Concerto.

Concert Information
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Renaud Capuçon, violin

Concert dates:
May 11, 2017 at 8pm
May 12, 2017 at 8pm
May 13, 2017 at 8pm

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA

Liadov: Kikimora, Op. 63
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Famous for its ingenious use of a “fate” theme, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony progresses from a somber beginning to an uplifting, triumphant march in the final movement. It’s Tchaikovsky at his soulful best! The program opens with Anatoli Liadov’s depiction of a mythical Russian house spirit. And Oscar-winning Viennese composer Erich Korngold infuses his Violin Concerto with Hollywood flair; Frenchman Renaud Capuçon brings his “lean but velvety tone” to a score that lets you “all but conjure up the lovely Olivia de Havilland or the swashbuckling Errol Flynn.” (Los Angeles Times)

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