Concerts & Tickets

2013.2014 Season

Perlman Plays Tchaikovsky

  • Wed. Sep. 25, 2013 at 8:00 PM
    Roy Thomson Hall
  • Thu. Sep. 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM
    Roy Thomson Hall
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Itzhak Perlman, violin
Itzhak Perlman,

No violin soloist would touch Tchaikovsky's violin concerto when it was originally composed. Yet just a few years later, it had become the beloved classic that it remains today. English composer Sir William Walton's 1935 symphony charts a compelling path from darkness to light in the style of Beethoven through the masterful use of a large, twentieth-century orchestra.

Come for: A fascinating "new" Britten piece. During World War II, Britten began composing a clarinet concerto for Benny Goodman, but he didn't finish it. It was completed by Colin Matthews and received its première in 2008.

And more: Itzhak Perlman—say no more!

7:15pm Pre-concert Chat in the Lobby on Sept 25

  • Peter Oundjian, conductor
  • Itzhak Perlman, violin
  • Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet
Britten/arr. Colin Matthews: Movements for a Clarinet Concerto (Canadian Première) View Notes  
Walton: Symphony No. 1 View Notes  
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto View Notes   Listen

These performances are part of the following series