Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Haydn
April 13, 2014
Xiang Yu, violin
HAYDN—Symphony No. 102 in B-flat Major
For the final concert, three joyous works that share the same artistic lineage and sensibility. They act as soothing balm at the end of a season that is very high in drama and tension. The soloist in Stravinsky’s wonderfully athletic, under-performed Violin Concerto is Xiang Yu, a brilliant young violinist from Mongolia, currently an Artist Diploma Student at New England Conservatory.
His magnificent Jordan Hall recital last year made waves locally and was followed by appearances on national radio. Stravinsky is surrounded by two of his favorite composers, Tchaikovsky with his gorgeous and enthralling Serenade, and the ever-ebullient Haydn with one of his greatest, most infectiously witty symphonies.