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Spokane Symphony Masterworks 9: Monumental Grandeur

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    Event Details:

    JAMES LOWE, CONDUCTOR
    MATEUSZ WOLSKI, VIOLIN

    Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto was at first deemed unplayable, but those who have mastered the demanding soloist’s part have brought to life the effortless flow of lyrical themes and Russian- inspired folk melodies that delight the listener. Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, which was not completed before his death, uses ever higher climatic peaks, multiple key changes, and Wagner-inspired orchestration to create a vast musical monument and soul-expanding grandeur. Conductor Bruno Walter wrote of Bruckner, “Even though he may not follow a strictly planned path to his goal, he takes us over ways strewn with abundant riches, affording us views of constantly varying delight.”

    The Music

    Richard Wagner — Ride Of The Valkyries
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Violin Concerto
    Anton Bruckner — Symphony No. 9

    Come early for a pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. Doors open 90 minutes before the concerts.

    About the Guest artist

    Mateusz Wolski was born in Warsaw, Poland where he began his musical training at the age of seven. He studied at the Szymanowski Musical High School and the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw before traveling to the U.S. to attend Manhattan School of Music. It was there, with a full scholarship, that he completed his bachelor's and master's degrees under the tutelage of New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow. MORE

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