National Idols

Eva Thorarinsdottir violin

GLINKA - A Life for the Tsar overture
SIBELIUS - Violin Cencerto
DVORAK - Symphony No.7

For the final concert of the season we look at the tonal relationship between F major and D minor. Mikhail Glinka's overture to the opera, A Life for the Tsar, is not particularly well known in the UK, but is a charming work full of the great romantic melodies of Russia.

We are very pleased to welcome  Eva Thorarinsdottir to play Sibelius's iconic Violin Concerto in D minor  Eva is Principal 2nd violinist with the Halle and has performed the Sibelius Violin concerto several times.  You can read more about her and hear some excepts of her amazing playing of this concerto on her website here.

We close our season with, arguably, Dvorak's greatest symphonic composition, his Symphony No.7 in D minor. It was commissioned by the Philharmonic Sociery of London in 1884 and premiered the following year. The influence of Brahms is unmistakable, but the melodies and harmony are from his beloved Bohemian homeland.

Shaun Matthew
Anthony Mason
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Concert Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Queen Street, Scarborough, YO11 1HQ