St. Petersburg State Conservatory trained Svetlana Yaroslavskaya performed Jacques Ibert’s much-loved Flute Concerto, a work full of humour, virtuosity and intense technical challenges. Although Sibelius denied any extramusical meaning to his symphonies, there is no doubt that his First is a tribute to the Finnish landscape and the patriotic struggle of the Finnish people. Barber’s achingly beautiful Adagio is the perfect elegy – lyrical, searing, poignant.
Conductor Steven Stanke. Flute Svetlana Yaroslavskaya. Vaughan Williams: Overture The Wasps. Jacques Ibert: Flute Concerto. Samuel Barber: Adagio for strings. Jean Sibelius: Symphony no.1.
Date: 2:30pm Sunday 21 JUNE 2015
Central Coast Grammar School: Arundel Road, ERINA HEIGHTS