Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Featuring Pinchas Zukerman
From one inescapable melody to another, legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman is both conductor and soloist in this powerful concert featuring Tchaikovsky and Mozart. The evening opens with Tchaikovsky’s stirring and delightfully familiar “Polonaise,” from the lyric opera Eugene Onegin, a dance tune both light and imperial all at the same time. Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto, the ‘Turkish’ follows, imbued with joie-de-vivre, the frenzied Allegro in the final movements emulate a Turkish style with melodic leaps, pounding rhythms and percussive strings led by Pinchas Zukerman as soloist. The evening concludes with one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular works, the Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64, characterized by its almost funereal opening movement, what the composer himself called “a complete resignation before fate…” that gradually transforms into a triumphal march. A stirring evening you will not soon forget!