Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín conductor
Emily Sun violin*
Ligeti Concerto Romanesc
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
About this program
Let the MSO take your breath away with lush and romantic music – the perfect date night!
- Inspired by the sensual folk music and dances of his native Transylvania, Ligeti went out with early recording equipment to ‘collect’ folk tunes from people living in the regions of Romania. His 1951 Concerto Românesc is a manifestation of Ligeti’s deep love of Romanian culture and music, with a distinctly modern edginess for which his music is known.
- Acclaimed violinist Emily Sun returns to the MSO stage to perform one of the most beautiful, expressive, and virtuosic pieces in the violin repertoire – Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for violin and orchestra.
*Please note – Emily Sun replaces Ray Chen as soloist for this performance.
Duration: approx. 1 hour, no interval