St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov & Emmanuel Tjeknavorian
World stars of classical music come to Helsinki Festival. One of the most sought-after violinists of his generation, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian first came to international attention when he won the prize for best interpretation of the Sibelius Violin Concerto as well as Second Prize at the Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in 2015. At Helsinki Festival, he will perform his critically-acclaimed interpretation of one of the most famous violin pieces of the 20th century as the soloist of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The legendary orchestra is conducted by its Chief Conductor Yuri Temirkanov.
The concert begins with St. Petersburg-born Anatoly Lyadov’s Slavic folklore-inspired tone poem Kikimora. Kikimora is an often-malevolent house spirit linked with many tales ranging from night-time noises to sleep paralysis. The evening culminates with orientalism-inspired suite, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, based on One Thousand and One Nights.
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, violin
Anatoly Lyadov: Kikimora
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 (soloist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall
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