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Sinfonietta, Janacek
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Dvorák Violin Concerto

8:00 PM
Janácek, Dvorák, Salonen
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Viscerally explosive and impeccably virtuosic, German violinist Christian Tetzlaff plays Dvorák’s soulful and folk-inspired Violin Concerto. Framing this masterpiece are two works from another Czech composer, Leoš Janácek: the Sinfonietta with its jubilant brass fanfares and the overture to his final opera, exuding an impassioned belief in the essential goodness of mankind even in the bleakest circumstances. Esa-Pekka Salonen also conducts his own work, Nyx, which he called a “complex counterpoint for almost one hundred musicians playing tutti at full throttle.”

Postconcert CD signings with Violinist Christian Tetzlaff on Friday April 11 and Sunday April 13 in Grainger Ballroom.


  • Janáček Overture to From the House of the Dead
  • Dvořák Violin Concerto in A Minor
  • Salonen Nyx
  • Janáček Sinfonietta
  • J.S. Bach Bach Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006 (iii. Gavotte en Rondeau) [4/10 ENCORE]
  • J.S. Bach Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005 (iii. Largo) [ENCORE 4/12]

Additional Dates for this Performance


Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Gerard McBurney.

30 minute run-time.
Thurs., April 10, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Fri., April 11, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sat., April 12, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sun., April 13, 2 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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