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Violin Virtuosity

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Ross Jamie Collins – conductor
Randall Goosby – violin


Nielsen Helios Overture Listen

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Listen

— Interval —

Sibelius Symphony No. 2 Listen

Celebrate the warmth of spring as we close our Canterbury season with the glorious melodies of Mendelssohn’s life-affirming Violin Concerto paired with Sibelius’s best-loved symphony.

Taking centre-stage is violinist Randall Goosby, whose meteoric career launched as a protégé of violin legend Itzhak Perlman. Taking the world by storm ever since, he makes his Canterbury debut with Mendelssohn’s beautiful Violin Concerto. Filled with stormy emotion, unforgettable melodies and electrifying virtuosity, Mendelssohn’s masterly work delights wherever it is performed.

Completing the programme is Sibelius’s Second Symphony. While the first notes came to him during a happy period spent in Italy, the piece is filled with the unmistakeable sound of Sibelius’s Finnish homeland. Lush, flowing melodies in the strings balance against soulful solo moments for each instrument of the woodwind section, evoking green forests and icy landscapes. Finishing the concert – and our entire season in our Canterbury residency – a towering brass finale provides a majestic send-off.

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – £49

Multi-buy discounts available; £10 ‘Discovery’ tickets available for ages 16-26; concession discounts available; £10 tickets for schools

Running time

1 hour 50 minutes, including 20-minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

The Marlowe box office: 01227 787787


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