- This event has passed.
InClassica International Music Festival: Grand Finale
February 15 @ 20:00
Rossini Overture to William Tell
Alexey Shor Violin Concerto No. 4 in B minor
Dvořák Symhpony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, ‘From the New World’
Stella Chen violin
Marios Papadopoulos conductor
The 2024 InClassica International Music, organised by SAMIT Event Group, comes to a thundering close on Thursday 15th February, with a Grand Finale featuring the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and their Founder and Music Director, Marios Papadopoulos (UK), alongside US violinist Stella Chen, the recipient of the 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant, 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and Robert Levin Award, top prize winner of the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, youngest ever prize winner of the Menuhin Competition and Winner of the 2019 Queen Elisabeth Competition. Presenting a packed programme of seminal favourites, the ensemble will open with the famous rousing Overture from Gioachino Rossini’s 1829 opera William Tell, before Chen joins them for a performance of Composer-in-Residence Alexey Shor’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in B minor, a work in three movements exhibiting all the hallmarks of Shor’s characteristic lyrical and tonal approach to contemporary music. Finally, the evening, and InClassica 2024 itself, shall conclude with the resounding notes of Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, ‘From the New World’, one of the most beloved and popular symphonies of all time. Composed while Dvořák was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America, the work shows strong influences from traditional Native American and African-American spiritual songs, and was immediately an instant success upon its premiere at Carnegie Hall in 1893, before going on to delight concert-goers all around the world for more than 130 years.