Concert Details

Tchaikovsky and The Mermaid

  • Augustin Hadelich

  • John Storgårds

  • Conductor / Performers

    John Storgårds conductor

    Augustin Hadelich violin*

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  • Repertoire

    Glenn Buhr

    …this is the murmur of yearning

    Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto in D Major*

    Zemlinsky

    The Mermaid: Symphonic Fantasy after Hans Christian Andersen

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    this concert



One of the most important and in-demand violinists in the world today, Augustin Hadelich makes his much-anticipated VSO return, performing maybe the most popular violin concerto ever written. Zemlinsky’s lavish, rarely-performed orchestral masterpiece The Mermaid is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale of the mermaid who sacrifices herself for an unrequited love, written by Zemlinsky after his rejection by Alma Schindler, in favour of her soon-to-be husband, the great composer Gustav Mahler.


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PRE-CONCERT TALK by Jocelyn Morlock, VSO Composer-in-Residence, at 7:05pm in the auditorium. FREE TO TICKETHOLDERS.


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Performance Dates

  • Saturday, Jan 16, 2016

    8pm Orpheum Theatre

  • Monday, Jan 18, 2016

    8pm Orpheum Theatre

Series

Air Canada
Masterworks Diamond

MASTERWORKS DIAMOND

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