MAXIM CONDUCTS MOZART’S ‘JUPITER’ SYMPHONY
Friday 15 November 2019
HERSANT Five Pieces for Orchestra UK Premiere (18’)
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2 (26’)
MOZART Symphony No 41 ‘Jupiter’, K551 (29’)
MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV - Conductor
CAROLIN WIDMANN – Violin
Maxim Emelyanychev has an incredibly mature understanding of not just music, but crucially, how to get a chamber orchestra of this level to use all of its very best attributes. Philip Higham, SCO Principal Cello
Be among the first to welcome our new Principal Conductor, Maxim Emelyanychev!
He explores many different styles and genres throughout his debut Season, starting with leading French film composer Philippe Hersant. Maxim is joined by the fabulous, award-winning German violinist Carolin Widmann, who makes her SCO debut with Prokofiev's much-loved Second Violin Concerto. Infused with graceful melodies equal to those in his popular Romeo and Juliet ballet music, it also boasts a nomadic charm that mixes traditional Russian folk music with Spanish and French accents. For contrast, Maxim completes his first concert as Principal Conductor with a celebratory bang – a dazzling display of musical fireworks and craftsmanship that is the culmination of Mozart’s final contribution to the symphonic repertoire, ‘Jupiter’.