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Hindemith – Larcher – Strauss
Violinist Viktoria Mullova is a firm favourite with Finnish audiences, and this evening – with her husband, cellist Matthew Barley – she gives the first Finnish performance of the Austrian composer Thomas Larcher’s Double Concerto. The first bars of Richard Strauss’s tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra are particularly familiar from Stanley Kubrick’s film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, and the complete work now appears on the Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s programme for the first time. The first work in this concert conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk is Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.
During the 2017–18 concert season, small ensembles from the Lahti Conservatory will perform in the Forest Hall before the evening concerts. These ‘Preludes in the Forest Hall’ performances start half an hour before the main concerts begin. The instrumental combinations and programmes will vary from one performance to the next. Free admission.