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Antwerp Symphony OrchestraElim Chan conductor – Stephen Waarts violin

Encore

Sonata for violin no. 3, BWV 1005 Johann Sebastian Bach

Programme

Violin Concerto, op. 61 Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony no. 5, op. 47 Dmitry Shostakovich


Frank Peter Zimmermann is ill and will be replaced by Stephen Waarts.

Elim Chan is the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra’s new chief conductor, and also the youngest in its history! In the company of violin virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann, she will lead the orchestra through the sophisticated twists and turns of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, a work that the German violinist knows inside out, having played it alongside some of the biggest names in the business since he first started out. Next, the Antwerp orchestra and its prestigious conductor will explore the dramatic intensity of another great masterpiece from the repertoire: Dmitri Shostakovich’s moving Fifth Symphony.