The Red Violin

Masterworks 7

Elina Vӓhӓlӓ

April 6, 2018

Friday | 8:00 pm | Neel PAC

April 7, 2018

Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel

April 8, 2018

Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel

Enjoy this program featuring one thrill ride after another. John Adams' Short Ride is full of surprises and leaves you wishing for more. While a contemporary composition, John Corigliano's Violin Concerto evokes music of past eras. Based on his score for the film, The Red Violin, the work showcases the expressive capabilities of the violin. Elina Vähälä is the perfect star for this ravishing work. Rachmaninoff's final work, Symphonic Dances, creates a beautiful mix of melodies and emotional complexities. His swan song is a reflective work yet also an astonishingly youthful creation that represents the composer at his best.


Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Violin Concerto (The Red Violin)
Symphonic Dances


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