JOAN SUTHERLAND THEATRE, 18 MAY 2013
'The most charismatic violist performing today.'
'To hear a more authentic performance would be impossible, a finer one inconceivable.'
On May 18th, Sydney Opera House will host a stunning afternoon of music with one of the world’s greatest violists Yuri Bashmet and his renowned chamber orchestra The Moscow Soloists.
Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists will perform a selection of classical favourites including Bruch’s sublime Kol nidrei, Tchaikovsky’s beloved Serenade for strings.
With his thrilling virtuosity and inspiring musicianship, Yuri Bashmet has given the viola a new prominence in musical life. The pre-eminent viola player of the modern age, he has motivated the leading composers of our time to expand the repertoire with significant new music. At the same time he has also encouraged a deeper love and appreciation for the instrument by his heartwarming interpretations of the classics.
In addition to concerto and conducting appearances throughout the world, chamber music collaborations include projects with artists including Anne Sophie Mutter, Lyn Harrell, Martha Argerich and Evgeny Kissin.
In December 2002 Bashmet became Principal Conductor of the newly formed Symphony Orchestra of New Russia, with which he has embarked upon a series of concerts in Moscow, with touring plans in Russia, Italy, France and the UK. He is also founder of Moscow Soloists, an ensemble he has performed with and directed throughout the world since 1992. This renowned chamber orchestra has been rapturously received in Moscow, Amsterdam, Paris, Tokyo, New York and at the BBC Proms, London.
Full concert program:
Grieg Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Bruch Kol nidrei for viola and strings, Op. 47
Mozart Divertimento No. 1 in D Major K 136
Paganini Concertino in A Minor for viola and strings
Tchaikovsky Serenade for strings in C Major, Op.48
WHO: Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists
WHEN: Saturday 18th May 2013
WHERE: Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre