Esther Yoo Violin
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3
Sibelius Symphony No. 5
New life will spring forth in the much-loved Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, by Ralph Vaughan Williams. This work is paired with another great classic – Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5. With its glorious “swan-call” horn theme in the third movement, the Fifth Symphony remains one of the lushest and deeply moving symphonies of the 20th-century.
Violinist Esther Yoo performs for the first time with the NZSO and will play Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3. Named BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist in 2014, Yoo was just six years old when she made her first concerto debut. Her dazzling musicality will come to the fore in the Saint-Saëns. Written for violinist/composer Pablo de Sarasate, its subtle nuances provide interpretative challenges for even the most skilled performer.
Yoo is certainly up to the task.