Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Featuring Aubree Oliverson
Richardson Auditorium
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Our 2024-25 Classical Series begins with rising stars and treasured classics. Aubree Oliverson makes her PSO debut with Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto. Princeton composer Gemma Peacocke’s Manta draws inspiration from the magnificent manta ray, and Brahms’ sweeping fourth and final symphony concludes the program.

"Violinist Aubree Oliverson not only exhibited the supreme technique necessary for Tchaikovsky's devilish concerto, but had moments of sensitivity and preciousness in the calm intervals."
            –Noticias de Navarra, 2023 


Due to the length and type of performance, this concert is not suitable for children under the age of 5.

Program

Gemma PEACOCKE / Manta 
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY / Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35   
Johannes BRAHMS / Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98


Key Notes Musical notes

  • Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, now widely regarded as a masterpiece and considered one of the mainstays of the violin repertoire, was not well received on its premiere. One critic described it: “The violin is no longer played; it is tugged about, torn, beaten black and blue…”
  • Brahms' fourth symphony is complex and darkly beautiful, believed to be inspired by thoughts of fate. Considered a stalwart, it has been performed widely since its successful 1885 premiere.
  • A native of New Zealand, composer Gemma Peacocke is a PhD candidate at Princeton University.

Performers

Media

Aubree Oliverson performs Haydn's Violin Concerto No. 1 in C Major: 

 

 

Listen to Aubree Oliverson speak about the role of a musician:

 

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