Conductor Giordano Bellincampi
Violin Alina Ibragimova
Bartók Violin Concerto No.2
Rossini William Tell: Overture
Schubert Symphony No.5
The stunning violinist Alina Ibragimova makes a welcome return to the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, in a night to celebrate.
Bartók’s rhapsodic, brooding concerto, a distillation of Hungarian folk music, is the perfect foil for Ibragimova’s dazzling playing.
Folk music of a slightly different sort also features in the overture to Rossini’s opera William Tell. Patriotic Swiss shepherds are faithfully impersonated by the orchestra and of course, the bit everybody knows, Rossini’s exhilarating Galop.
The night concludes with Schubert’s amiable Fifth Symphony, which he composed when he was only nineteen. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we can hear the influence of Mozart and Haydn in this delightful piece, but Schubert’s own voice sings through.
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