Tianyi Lu conductor
Benjamin Baker violin
Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Op 62
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68
As concertos go, they don’t come mightier than Sibelius’s Violin Concerto – it’s up there with the very greatest of masterpieces and is music that shakes the soul. Stepping up to take on a violin part that grows ever more impassioned and demands increasing levels of virtuosity as it unfolds is Benjamin Baker, a prize winning graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and Royal College of Music. A pause, and then the orchestra plunges into Brahms’s First Symphony, dubbed ‘Beethoven’s 10th’ a dynamic piece that sweeps you along towards its glorious and heroic conclusion.
‘Exquisite and Electrifying Performances’ BRISTOL POST