Asian premiere of the Vernon Duke Concerto for Violin
The concerto is in three movements (Allegro molto; Valse and Tema con variazione e coda) and combines influences from Prokofiev, Hindemith, Barber and Korngold. It is quite a departure from Duke’s usual Tin-Pan-Alley style of composition. The middle movement is a slow and shapely waltz, tuneful and displaying an unusual pizzicato opening.
Rounding off the program is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 74 “Pathétique”.
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
October 27 7:30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall