TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
Under the baton of Venuzuelan conductor, “on the verge of greatness”, Diego Matheuz, the NAC Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. Well crafted and colorfully orchestrated, it is widely considered to be classic Tchaikovsky and one of the composer’s most popular works. This symphony was very popular during World War II. Interestingly, when it was performed by the Leningrad Radio Symphony Orchestra during the Siege of Leningrad at the city’s Philharmonic Hall and broadcast live to London, bombs could be heard falling nearby, but the orchestra kept playing to the end. Also, on the night’s program is the once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the world-premiere of
Peter Paul Koprowski’s Concertante for Double Bass, Strings and Percussion, written for and performed by the NAC Orchestra’s own world-class, mega-talented principal double bass Joel Quarrington. What a night to be in Southam Hall!