Classic Afternoon

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Saturday 12th Sep - 2:00pm
Llewellyn Hall
Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Canberra Weekly

Umberto Clerici teams up with violinist Natalie Chee, First Concertmaster of the SWR Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart, for what will no doubt be a thrilling performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4, K.218.

The concerto is framed by two very different evocations of Italy. Italian composer and musicologist Ottorino Respighi conjures antique sounds in his first suite of Antique Airs and Dances, breathtaking orchestral pieces inspired by Renaissance lute music.

Felix Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, sparked by a visit as part of the grand tour of Europe that gave us The Hebrides and Scottish Symphony — and penned when the composer was just 24 — provides a German take on the beautiful country. He told his sister, “It will be the jolliest piece I have ever done”.

Umberto Clerici joins the CSO in 2020 as Artist in Focus

Umberto Clerici – Conductor

Natalie Chee – Violin

Canberra Symphony Orchestra

RESPIGHI Antique Airs and Dances (Set I)

MOZART Violin Concert No. 4 in D major, K. 218

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A major, op. 90 Italian