Friday 2 May 2014, 7.30pmBedford Corn Exchange, Bedford
Venue Box Office: 01234 718112
Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
Esther Yoo violin
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor (Op. 64)
Vladimir Ashkenazy makes a welcome return to Bedford to present Tchaikovsky’s turbulent Symphony No. 5. Tchaikovsky opened this symphony with a motif that the composer himself suggested signified his “complete resignation before fate”. This concert also introduces violinist Esther Yoo, the youngest ever prize winner of the International Sibelius Competition when she won third prize at just 16 in 2010.