Dec 3, 2021
Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Paris to conduct the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with an exceptional concert on Friday night at the Auditorium de Radio France. The program opens and closes with Maurice Ravel, starting with his orchestrated piece Alborada del gracioso, one of the five movements of his suite Miroirs, and closing with the explosive Bolèro. Between these two Ravel’s masterpieces, they will perform Max Bruch‘s First Violin Concerto with soloist Maxim Vengerov. This piece rewrote many times was completed to his satisfaction and was first performed in 1868, is one of Bruch’s perennially popular works. After the Maestro will conduct Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, which transports us to Italy with this score that evokes all the beauty of the landscapes, the ancient ruins, and the painting of the Italian Renaissance. Heras-Casado recorded this piece in 2016 in his ‘Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4’ album leading the Freiburger Barockorchester.