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Romeo & Juliet

Wednesday

16.04.2025

19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series R+

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Thursday

17.04.2025

19:30 — Victoria Hall

Series S

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Saturday

19.04.2025

20:30 — Grand Théâtre de Provence

Tour

Programme

Elim Chanconductor

Renaud Capuçonviolin

Elizabeth Ogonek
All These Lighted Things, three little dances for orchestra

Richard Strauss
Concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor, Op. 8

Intermission

Serge Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet, excerpts from Suites Nos. 1 & 2

Approximately 1h40 including a 20-minute intermission

The music

Inspired by the mystical poetry of American Trappist monk Thomas Merton, the three charming dances All These Lighted Things were brought to life in 2017 by Riccardo Muti during American composer Elizabeth Ogonek’s residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Ogonek’s music, flexible and weightless, features an abundant percussion section, lending a distinctive charm to these pieces. While the Violin Concert Op. 8 composed by 17-year-old Richard Strauss is unusual, it reflects the brilliance and skills of a deeply romantic young man. Prokofiev effortlessly elevates his music to the level of Tchaikovsky’s great ballets with Romeo and Juliet. The composer’s masterful arrangement of the two Suites captures the essence of this brilliant score while giving conductors the space to create their own interpretation.

OSR Live

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Maurice Ravel

Boléro

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 15 November 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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