Wagner Overture from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Nielsen Symphony No. 2, ‘The Four Temperaments’
Nathan Mierdl violin*
Stephen Brearley conductor
The Doctors’ Orchestra
(*please note change to previously advertised soloist)
The Doctors’ Orchestra, playing once again in support of Freedom from Torture, presents a largely Nordic programme featuring works by Sibelius and Nielsen.
The brilliant young virtuoso Nathan Mierdl, a multiple prize-winner including in the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, joins the Orchestra in Sibelius’ rhapsodic and unmistakably Finnish concerto, of which Tovey wrote, “I have not met with a more original, a more masterly and a more exhilarating work than this.”
Nielsen’s Second Symphony, written four years before the Sibelius, wittily portrays the four classical temperaments – choleric, phlegmatic, melancholic and sanguine – but in colourful and truly symphonic style.
These two works are preceded by Wagner’s glorious, if not Nordic, Overture to The Mastersingers.
The concert is also being live-streamed for the first time.
Duration: approx. 2 hours 15 mins (incl. 20-interval)