Beethoven’s expansive Violin Concerto opens up gradually, a wide landscape into which the soloist steps with all the time in the world. Pinchas Zukerman, a renowned interpreter of this concerto, has made its lightness and assurance his own. Hear this musical panorama navigated with utter freedom, as Zukerman leads the orchestra with nothing but his sweet-toned violin.
The peaceful journey continues with Mahler’s dreamy Fourth Symphony, taking us all the way to Paradise. Three movements of Austrian nostalgia, whimsy and romance are followed by a vision of Heaven as seen through the eyes of a child. The light, clear voice of Emma Matthews sings of a heavenly music beyond compare. Green ﬁelds, blue skies, unending peace…
CODA / Thursday night only: After the concert, ASO Principal Cello Simon Cobcroft and pianist Konstantin Shamray present a short recital reﬂecting on the music of Gustav Mahler.
Your concert ticket includes entry to The Mingling Room, a free one hour talk held in the Meeting Hall, located just behind Adelaide Town Hall.