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Beauty and Power

Conductor Carlos Kalmar
Violin Arabella Steinbacher

Bruch Concerto No.1 in G minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op.26 * 
Walton Symphony No.1 in B flat minor *

* WORKS ALSO PERFORMED ON SAT 6 OCT

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Bruch’s Concerto No.1 is a fiery, demanding treasure that scales the highest peaks and lowest reaches.

Laced with sudden leaps, there’s a charming volley of call and response in the Prelude. Its lavish tune and violin virtuosity assures its future as a repertoire staple. Walton’s remarkable First Symphony is volcanic in its driven stirring intensity, with a finale that is herculean in scale. What a concert!


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Program Notes

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Biographies

Conductor

Carlos Kalmar

“One of the most gripping events of the current season” Oregon Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall Alex Ross, New Yorker, May 2011 Carlos Kalmar is a conductor with a passion for introducing audiences and orchestras...
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Violin

Arabella Steinbacher

“Balanced lyricism and fire [...]. Among her assets are a finely polished technique and a beautifully varied palette of timbres“ - (Allan Kozinn/ New York Times) Arabella Steinbacher is celebrated as one of today’s leading...
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