22 July 2020 15:00 Salle des Combins

FREE

VERBIER FESTIVAL JUNIOR ORCHESTRA
JOHN AXELROD conductor
ALEXANDRE KANTOROW piano

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)
Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major Op. 103
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36

The Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra gives the first of its three concerts at the 2020 Festival. The conductor is John Axelrod, former Music Director of the Lucerne Symphony and current Artistic and Musical Director of the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville. This is his debut at the Verbier Festival and he brings considerable experience of working with youth orchestras.

Alexandre Kantorow, winner of the Gold Medal and Grand Prix at the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition, is soloist in Saint-Saëns’ exotically coloured Piano Concerto No 5, which precedes Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony, famed for its arresting evocation of Fate.

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