22Sep
The Greatest Virtuosos
22Sep

The Greatest Virtuosos

Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 07:00 pm
Please note that proof of vaccination is not required for this event, as per Dubai Government guidelines.

Yekwon Sunwoo
Roman Simović
Kaliningrad
Mikhail Kirchoff

Sergei Prokofiev: Violin concerto No. 1
Alexander Borodin: Symphony No. 2
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 16

Alexander Borodin and Sergei Prokofiev – two very different aspects of Russian creativity. Borodin's Symphony No. 2 is a fascinating example of how the composers of the circle The mighty little heap integrated Russian influences and subjects into their works. With its etherial and lyric passages and beauty of tone, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 seems as if it had been composed for a gifted and profound musician like Roman Simović. Sergei Prokofiev's Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2, premiered in 1912, is of such virtuosity and difficulty that many pianists refuse to play it in live concerts. Young Korean pianist Yekwon Sunwoo is defying the technical difficulties of this intimidating concerto under the baton of Mikhail Kirchoff.

Dress code: Smart Casual

Doors open: 7:00pm
Event starts: 8:00pm

Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai
Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai
City Walk

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