This concert by the Residentie Orkest kicks off with Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. One of his more traditional works, full of romance and melancholy, performed by top-tier Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman. In Lung, which won the Canadian-Icelandic Fjóla Evans the Gaudeamus Award in 2020, the orchestra ‘breathes’ to the rhythm of the music as if its breath is emanating from a single organ. The concluding performance is Edward Elgar’s mysterious Enigma Variations. A particularly energetic conductor, Mei-Ann Chen will surely give the concert the intensity it needs.
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 | Evans Lung | Elgar Enigma Variations
Residentie Orkest | Mei-Ann Chen conductor | Liza Ferschtman violin