22 Aug 2024

Vengerov & Sibelius

$29.00 - $137.00

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music
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Maxim Vengerov sensationally burst onto the international scene in 1984, when he won the prestigious Wieniawski Competition at the age of ten. Hearing such a supreme artist is a real luxury, particularly when he’s playing one of the supreme violin concertos, and particularly when it is conducted by Okko Kamu, who has a special affinity with his countryman’s music.

In sketches for the Sixth Symphony, Sibelius wrote about the struggle between ‘the pine-tree spirit and the storm’, but it’s a serene, melancholy work, neatly paired with the atmospheric En Saga.

The concert finishes with Sibelius’s beloved and barnstorming hymn to his homeland.

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