THE SPORT OF MUSIC
Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Blvd, Markham
Maestro Kristian Alexander talks about Honegger's Rugby and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4 in a live-to-air interview on the Classical 96.3 FM radio (February 2, 2023).
Artistic inspiration comes in many forms. The joy of sport is decidedly prevalent in the rhythmically rowdy Rugby by the avant-garde Swiss-French composer Honegger. At the request of his publisher, and in collaboration with a seasoned American violinist, Stravinsky penned his brightly bombastic neo-baroque Concerto for violin and orchestra. Up against the doctrine of social realism, Shostakovich was forced to withdraw the score of his enormously orchestrated abstract Symphony No. 4, only to be performed 25 years after its creation.
Kristian Alexander | conductor
Emmanuelle Sievers | violinist
Daniel Vnukowski | host
7:10 p.m. Prélude: pre-concert recital.
7:20 p.m. Pre-concert talk.
Intermission discussion and Q&A with Emmanuelle Sievers and The Classical 96.3 FM radio personality Daniel Vnukowski.
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Stravinsky, Concerto for violin and orchestra
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 4 in C minor