Friday, 28 October 2022
Esplanade Recital Hall, 7.30pm
Musicians’ Initiative is well known for its curated concert series where themes around the composition are discussed and presented to the audience before it is played in its entirety. Since its previous staging in 2020, Musicians’ Initiative is finally returning with another curated series, Ginastera: Your Curated Experience.
Musicians’ Initiative presents an intimate evening featuring oft-overlooked gems of the chamber orchestra repertoire, in three different instrumentations.
Arensky – Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a
Enescu – Decet, Op. 14
Ginastera – Variaciones Concertantes, Op. 23
The strings begin the evening with Anton Arensky’s Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, which was first conceived as a string quartet movement and was repurposed for string orchestra into one of his most beloved works. The winds then take centre stage with Enescu’s beguiling Decet in all its relaxing lightness and symphonic depth. The strings and winds will join forces for the centrepiece of the evening: Alberto Ginastera’s Variaciones Concertantes. A series of variations featuring each instrument of the orchestra in a series of solos, it ascribes a character to every instrument ranging from the playful to the melodramatic.
The concert will be conducted and curated by MI’s Associate Conductor Edward Tan.
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