Sep 20, 2011
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With the new Season opening this week with Russian Bookends on Friday (and our Taster Concert on Wednesday) the Classical Brit Award–winning violinist Jack Liebeck makes a welcome return to the UO playing the magisterial Violin Concerto by Beethoven on 30 September.
“The Beethoven Violin Concerto is one of the greatest violin concertos in existence,” Jack told us. “On the page it looks superficially like just a series of scales and arpeggios but once you start working on it, it is quickly apparent that the piece is incredibly powerful.
“It feels like a symphony, it’s a large scale piece of music and it’s emotional intensity is staggering. It is quite unlike other concertos because the power comes from the harmonic development rather than say attractive melodies and dramatic touches. It is a great responsibility to perform this piece, it must be approached with great reverence!”
If you like Beethoven, this is your night.
MUSIC ON THE NIGHT
Symphony No.6, Pastoral