Music Alive for Saturday 21 November 2015
Janine Jansen (violin) / Daniel Blendulf (conductor)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
This concert was Dutch violinist Janine Jansen and her Swedish husband conductor Daniel Blendulf’s joint New Zealand debut with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
The programme is a Russian one, with Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular violin concerto as the flamboyant, fiery, fun and frenetic centrepiece. Tune in tonight to see if the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra can hold its own against this formidable player, who at times may just put her “head down towards the orchestra as though delivering a challenge to them.”
All these works are ultimately in the hands of one of Scandinavia’s most promising conductors. Daniel Blendulf has worked with top orchestras in his own country and is set, this year, to make several international debuts including with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. (Source: www.bachtrack.com)
Matthew Crawford presents Curtain Raiser on Prokofiev’s Symphony No.5 at 8pm
This concert was recorded live at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington by RNZ Concert