October 29, 2011 2:00 pm 8:00 pm
at Ambassador Auditorium
Maestra Mei-Ann Chen, Guest Conductor
“It will never please the public,” said Tchaikovsky of his Fifth Symphony. Yet its beautiful melodies have captivated us for over a century. One of today’s foremost Maestras, Mei-Ann Chen conducts Tchaikovsky’s passionate Fifth Symphony and James Ehnes, hailed as “the Jascha Heifetz of our day” will perform Hollywood’s own Korngold Violin Concerto, a work which garnered him Grammy, Juno and Western Canadian Music Awards.
Watch a sample of soloist James Ehnes below:
Watch Mei-Ann Chen conduct the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony with the Danish National Radio Symphony at the MALKO Competition, which she won in 2005.
Huang Saibei Dance
Korngold Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
James Ehnes, Violin
Mei-Ann Chen, Guest Conductor