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.
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Renaud Capuçon, violin
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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