Thursday 1 May 2014 at 8:00pm
Friday 2 May 2014 at 8:00pm
Schnelzer’ A Freak in Burbank
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1
Rachmaninov Symphony No.2
Mark Wigglesworth conductor
Saleem Ashkar piano
‘What a joy [the Mendelssohn concerto] was. The soloist, the young Palestinian Israeli Saleem Abboud Ashkar, has the slender looks of a matinee idol, and his playing too was fabulously well-groomed, light-fingered and neat.’ – London Telegraph
This sensational musical talent makes his MSO debut with a favourite guest of the Orchestra and its audiences, British conductor Mark Wigglesworth, who brings his legendary flair for to Rachmaninov’s passionate, luxuriously melodic symphony.
Pre-concert talk at 7pm
MSO’s Second Violinist Andrew Hall will present a talk on the artists and works featured in the program.