University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Petri Sakari
Soloists: Vlad Stanculeasa, violin and Johan Stern, cello
Franz Berwald: Overture to Estrella di Soria
Johannes Brahms: Concert for violin and violoncello in A-minor
Jean Sibelius: Symphony no. 2 in D major
Brahms' renowned double concert was the composer's final work for orchestra. He composed it in 1887 for the cellist Robert Hausmann and the violinist Joseph Joachim. The latter had been a friend for many years, from whom Brahms had become estranged as a result of a conflict. It is said that the concert was a gesture to resume working together.
Sibelius' second symphony is also rooted in friendship. The baron and amateur violinist Axel Carpelan was a good friend who corresponded regularly with Sibelius. He contributed opinions and suggestions for changes to the composer's works. When Carpelan died Sibelius wrote in his diary: Who will I compose for now? This symphony from 1902 was dedicated to Axel Carpelan.
The cellist Johan Stern is section leader in the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and teaches cello, chamber music and orchestral playing at the Academy of Music and Drama. He is also a member of Gageego! - The Gothenburg Ensemble for new music.
Vlad Stanculeasa has won prizes in several international competitions and is alternating first concert master in the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and visiting concert master in Basel's chamber orchestra.
The concert will also be performed on 17/11 at 15.00 at the Malmö Academy of Music
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Organizer: Högskolan för scen och musik
Artisten, Fågelsången 1
Sjöströmsalen, A 301