Performance Details

Khovantchina Overture ‘Dawn on the Moskva River’ (10’)
Violin Concerto (31’)
Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’ (47’) 

Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine opens the concert with Mussorgsky’s atmospheric Khovantchina Prelude and closes with Beethoven at his most heroic in the noble passions of the great ‘Eroica’ Symphony.

“It was the most absolutely wonderful performance - the best Beethoven I've heard (even beat the Concertgebouw in my book). I left feeling like I was walking on air!”
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“I was amazed by the quality of sound that a relatively small number of musicians were able to produce. The depth and the emotional sphere of the performance was breath-taking and the music was just sublime. What a fabulous evening!”
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Respected equally for the power and the poetry of his searing performances, exceptional Albanian violinist Tedi Papavrami joins the SCO for one of the most evocative works in the violin repertoire, Sibelius’ compelling Violin Concerto.

INSIGHTS: 6.45pm (Perth only) 

SCO Chief Executive Roy McEwan presents his thoughts on Sibelius.


Emmanuel Krivine
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Emmanuel Krivine is respected as one of the most distinguished conductors of the day whose elegant and colourful interpretations have made him a favourite with leading orchestras and soloists around the world. Krivine has held a number of important positions in his native France and is regarded as one of the foremost French musicians today. He is a passionate educator, who regularly conducts orchestras of young musicians, and in 2004 he created a period-instrument ensemble in Paris, La Chambre Philharmonique, which has become one of the most important groups of its kind. 

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Tedi Papavrami
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Having reached the end of his studies by the age of fifteen, Tedi went on perfecting his instrumental and musical development on his own. The Communist regime in Albania punished those family members who had stayed behind with severe sanctions and reprisals that remained in force until the regime fell in 1991. In the meantime, Tedi and his parents had left Paris in order to avoid Albanian embassy officials who were on their tail. Friends helped them settle near Bordeaux.

Tedi Papavrami went on to win several important international prizes. In the 1990‘s he launched his career as soloist and chamber musician. 

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