RTWSO: Centenary Season Finale
Appearing with the RTWSO for the first time, we look forward to collaborating with the exciting and vibrant violinist Joo Yeon Sir, who gathers accolades and plaudits wherever she performs.
For the final sounds of this special Centenary Season, we turn to one of the great Viennese symphonists Anton Bruckner. The huge cathedral-like structure of his symphonies, the 7th being no exception, never fails to leave audiences both moved and elated. A fitting way to transition from our first 100 years of music making to the next.
Overture ‘The Magic Flute’ K.620 – Mozart
Concerto for Violin in D major op.77 – Brahms
Symphony No7 in E major – Bruckner
Conductor: Roderick Dunk Soloist: Joo Yeon Sir (Violin)
Roderick Dunk is the RTWSO Music Director and one of Britain’s most versatile conductors, with a repertoire encompassing a diverse range of musical genres. He has conducted numerous British orchestras including the BBC CO, Hallé, CBSO, RLPO, RPO, LSO, BBC SSO, RSNO, RN Sinfonia, Northern Ballet and the Orchestra of Opera North. Abroad he has conducted orchestras in Ireland, Norway, Finland, Germany and Italy and as far afield as Bangkok and Hong Kong. For 25 years, he was a frequent guest conductor for the BBC’s ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ and during that time conducted around 200 broadcasts. Roderick is also a prolific arranger and his scores are now performed by orchestras all over the world.
Joo Yeon Sir
Described by Strad Magazine as ‘exuberant, seductive…with bravura and oodles of personality’ Korean-born British violinist Joo Yeon Sir is a winner of the prestigious Arts Club Karl Jenkins Classical Music Award, in association with Classic FM. Among her many UK appearances, she recently made her debut with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. She has released two discs to huge critical acclaim, both on the Rubicon label: Suites & Fantasies (‘a dazzling debut’ The Guardian) and Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies (‘lovely playing’ BBC Radio 3). Joo Yeon plays on a Matteo Goffriller violin provided by Georg von Opel.