RAOUL LAY Conductor
CARMINE LAURI Violin
Brett Dean Testament
Ludwig Van Beethoven Romance No. 1 in G Major for Violin and orchestra, Op. 40
Max Bruch Concerto No. 1 for Violin and orchestra, Op. 26
Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Described by Wagner as the “apotheosis of the dance”, Symphony No. 7 opens with dark tones, later replaced by a lightness in texture and quality. A visceral feeling present throughout the symphony is mostly evidenced in the energetic finale. Maltese violinist Carmine Lauri joins the orchestra to perform Beethoven’s lyrical Romance and Bruch’s Concerto, a work balancing melodic simplicity and virtuosity.