Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra – Beethoven & Mahler
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Symphony No. 4 in G major
Natalia Lomeiko violin
Heidi Stober soprano
Marios Papadopoulos conductor
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra’s own concertmaster Natalia Lomeiko and first-time visitor Heidi Stober star in this concert in which both Beethoven and Mahler trade railing angst for beauteous contentment. Mahler glanced elsewhere in the slimmed-down pastoral of his fourth symphony and produced some of his most heart-easing music: clouds gather, only to be gently breathed away by the soprano’s heavenly song. After the insistent, compelling anger of Beethoven’s early symphonies, his violin concerto appears to brim over with a joy just as forthright and spontaneous.
Supported by Celia & Andrew Curran
Pre-concert Recital 6.30pm
The concert is scheduled to end at 9:35 pm.