Bomsori mesmerises with Bruch

Shiyeon Sung, Bomsori Kim
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Fri 08.11.2024 – 20:00
Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerpen
Fri 08.11.24

With his First Violin Concerto, Max Bruch rightfully joins the ranks of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. Renowned violin virtuoso Joseph Joachim recognized this during its 1866 premiere. Now, South Korean violinist Bomsori enchants with Bruch's masterpiece, showcasing the lyrical power of the violin. Flemish master August De Boeck drew inspiration for his lively Dahomian Rhapsody from street musicians in Brussels playing folk music from Dahomey. Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony offers a different experience—orchestral might alternate with moments of profound intimacy. Tchaikovsky, fearing creative dryness, hoped to gather enough material for just one symphony, but his worry was unfounded. Following this delightful Fifth, a Sixth Symphony awaits on January 10th. The Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, led by Shiyeon Sung, bids farewell to its audience in Antwerp with this exquisite program, preceding their tour through Slovenia, Austria and Germany.


De Boeck Dahomeyan Rhapsody

Bruch Concerto for Violin No. 1 in G minor, opus 26

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, opus 64