Friday 28 November 2014 at 8:00pm
Robert Blackwood Hall
Monday 1 December 2014 at 6:30pm
The Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Aho Minea AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No.3 Eroica
Osmo Vänskä conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann violin
Beethoven famously deleted his original dedication of his Eroica symphony to Napoleon, on finding that his hero had crowned himself emperor. But the Eroica is more than a significant political statement: it was the grandest and most ambitious orchestral work of its time. Superb Finnish maestro Osmo Vänskä returns to Melbourne for this brilliant season finale, in which he partners one of the great violinists of our time in Sibelius’ powerful concerto.
2 hours with 20 minute interval.