Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Xian Zhang conductor
Lu Siqing violin
Sen Guo soprano
Jacqueline Dark alto
Diego Torre tenor
Jonathan Lemalu bass
Warren Trevelyan-Jones chorus master
Zhao Jiping Violin Concerto No.1
Beethoven Symphony No.9
About this performance
Xian Zhang, the first female conductor to hold a titled role with a BBC Orchestra, joins forces with the MSO, MSO Chorus, and violinist Lu Siqing to present this program featuring Beethoven’s enduring symphonic masterpiece.
- Zhao Jiping is one of China’s most active and internationally-regarded composers, whose film scores have twice earned him the coveted Golden Rooster Award for Best Music. His Violin Concerto No. 1 bathes us in soaring melodies and lush harmonies, played by illustrious violinist and MSO Artistic Ambassador Lu Siqing.
- Beethoven’s truly epic final symphony features a huge orchestra, impressive singers in gorgeous gowns, an enormous choir producing a wall of sound, and the famous Ode to Joy in what has been described as the ‘symphony to end all symphonies’. Need we say more?
Duration: approx. 2 hours including interval