AMPAG, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra:TSO Sibelius Violin Concerto

TSO Sibelius Violin Concerto

April 2019

Fri 12 

07:30 PM

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Federation Concert Hall 1 Davey Street



Simone Lamsma makes a welcome return to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as soloist in the Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius.

A towering work of the violin repertoire, the Sibelius Violin Concerto is symphonic through and through, with soloist and orchestra engaged in a series of profound, searching and stirring exchanges. While it avoids ostentatious effects, the concerto is nonetheless tremendously virtuosic and requires a soloist of tenacity, insight and depth. A soloist of Simone Lamsma’s calibre, in other words. The concert is bookended by two works by Brahms: the rollicking Academic Festival Overture – where Brahms has a lot of fun with student drinking songs – and the idyllic Symphony No 2, generally held to be the sunniest of the composer’s four symphonies. On the podium is dynamic young conductor Alexander Shelley.