Principal Conductor Series Prokoﬁev Symphony Cycle
MAIN SEASON | MARCH
TC H AI KOVSKY Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 [22’]
KH AC H ATU R I A N Concerto-Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra [23’]
FRIDAY 8 MARCH
P R OKOF I EV Symphony No. 5 in B ﬂat, Op. 100 [46’]
National Concert Hall
HIDEKO UDAGAWA VIOLIN
ALAN BURIBAYEV CONDUCTOR
FROM RUSSIAWITH LOVE 7pm: SOUNDINGS GUEST TALK TCD Head of Music Simon Trezise on the evening’s programme
TICKETS FROM €10 See p. 64
HIDEKO UD AGAWA
Ends: 10.10pm approx.
PASSIONS, PLEASURABLE AND PAINFUL, RUN HIGH IN THREE MAJESTIC WORKS THAT SPRING FROM THE RUSSIAN SOIL AND SOUL. Drawn from Dante’s Inferno, Tchaikovsky’s searingly tragic Francesca da Rimini tells of murdered lovers locked in poignant embrace for all eternity. Prokoﬁev described his mighty and moving Fifth Symphony as ‘a song of praise of free and happy mankind’, its soaring drama conjuring the moment of victory in World War II. Hideko Udagawa is sure to delight with Khachaturian’s richly characterised love song for violin and orchestra, the Concerto-Rhapsody.
TÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013 Season