Events and Tickets
NSO and Leslie Suganandarajah: Stanford, Mendelssohn and Beethoven
NSO: Leia Zhu plays Mendelssohn
Leslie Suganandarajah, conductor
Leia Zhu, violin
Stanford Irish Rhapsody No.1
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Stanford 100 concludes with his First Irish Rhapsody, decorously laced with traditional melodies woven into the most finely spun musical cloth.
Two exciting talents – conductor Leslie Suganandarajah and violinist Leia Zhu, ‘making that difficult transition from prodigy to star with apparent ease’ (The Guardian) – make their NSO debuts with Mendelssohn’s heart-on-sleeve Violin Concerto, stamped with his signature lyrical lightness of touch.
Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony moves from shadow to light and a high-wire finale of quicksilver contrasts and prancing humour.
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