HOMMAGE A SCHUMANN & PÄRT
Akbank Chamber Orchestra
Cem Mansur conductor
Antonio Meneses violoncello
11 June Friday, 20:00, Hagia Eirene Museum
Symphony, No.4 "Los Angeles"*
Violoncello Concerto in A minor, Op.129
Overture, Scherzo and Final
* Turkish premiere
Lasts 90' inc. interval.
Pre-concert lecture with Cem Mansur on "Schumann and Pärt"
19.00-19.30, Hagia Eirene Museum Cloisters
To be held in Turkish without simultaneous translation.
A unique ensemble with their programmes, dynamism and quality of performance, Akbank Chamber Orchestra will accompany the world renowned cellist Antonio Meneses in this concert. Making his mark on the music world with the first prize and the gold medal he won at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982, Meneses has shared the stage with conductors like Karajan and Muti, Jansons, Abbado, Previn, Temirkanov, Rostropovitch throughout his career. Featuring the Violoncello Concerto of Schumann whose 200th birthday is commemorated this year, the concert will also present the Turkish premier of the Symphony, No.4 by Arvo Pärt who is celebrating his 75th birthday in 2010.