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Stirring style and sensibilities

Preview by Anne Cee: Swedish Philharmonia with Nemanja Radulović, violin and Jaime Martín, conductor, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, 17 March 2023.

A stirring night with flailing locks is promised at Warwick Arts Centre, unless of course solo violist Nemanja Radulović opts for a man bun on the night. Radulović is without doubt a rising star on the classical scene and we can expect to be dazzled by his exquisite musicianship and precision. A true individual with more than a dash of the daring, Radulović is pushing at the frontiers of the classical world – and delighting audiences across Europe with his skill and unique style.

Collaborating on a precious UK tour with the Swedish Philharmonia led by the exceptional conductor Jaime Martin, we can expect an adventurous and energetic evening of a diverse programme including one of my childhood favourites – Greig’s wonderful Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, full of melodrama and magical safari through a mythical northern underworld.

There will also be Khachaturian’s only violin concerto and Tchaikovsky’s challenging Violin Concerto providing ample scope for Radulović's talents to fill the space. And these will be supplemented by a mix by Swedish composer Bo Linde including A Merry Overture before the orchestra concludes with Sibelius’ majestic Symphony No. 2 which is often associated with Finland’s fight for independence from Russia oppression.

Savour the anticipation of this concert, I’m sure we’ll be thrilled on this one night only performance in Coventry.


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