Alina Ibragimova

Alina Ibragimova Photo: Eva Vermandel

Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova is the Auckland Philharmonia's special guest in this Premier Series concert. She plays Bartók's Second Violin Concerto, and the orchestra rounds out the programme with Rossini's William Tell Overture, and Schubert's sprightly Fifth Symphony.

They end the concert with a tribute to their Principal Flute, Emma Gerstein, who was departing to take up a position with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.