february, 2018

04febAll Day05Fremantle Chamber OrchestraViolinists Rudolf Koelman, Rebecca Glorie, Lucas O’Brien  


Event Details

Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Violins RV522
Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041
Bach: Violin Concerto in E major BWV 1042
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No9 “La Suisse”

Sunday 4 February @ 3pm
John Curtin College of the Arts

90 East St Fremantle (free parking on school grounds, air-conditioned)
Monday 5 February @ 7:30pm
Perth Modern School 
90 Roberts Rd, Subiaco (free parking on school grounds, air-conditioned)

Tickets are available at the door (or via TICKETEK; transaction fees apply.  http://premier.ticketek.com.au/search/SearchResults.aspx?k=fco
Adults: $40, Concession $35, under 18 years: $20.

Rudolf Koelman
Everyone who has heard internationally renowned Dutch violinist Rudolf Koelman is surprised that such an amazing musician regularly performs in WA.  As a local musician put it: “It’s remarkable that someone of that calibre is prepared to come all this way to share his gifts with our musical community, and to do it every year!” Other listeners’ comments include: “sublime”, absolutely fantastic”, “divine”, “dazzling”, ”we were spellbound”,…

Indeed Mr Koelman is the only violinist ever who has recorded all Paganini Capricci (the pinnacle of virtuoso violin playing) live.  He is the 2010 winner of the prestigious Edison Classic Music Award and Jascha Heifetz’s last active student.  It is thanks to his love of the warm WA audiences (and weather: a welcome escape from wintery Europe) and the long friendship with FCO founder Hans Hug which have seen him perform some of the greatest violin concertos in WA since 2006 and enabled FCO to produce 2 outstanding CDs.  Mr Koelman plays on the Woolhouse Stradivarius from 1720, his golden period. 1720-1725 is also the time Bach composed his violin concertos.

Vivaldi, Bach, Bach, Mendelssohn
Vivaldi’s charming Concerto for 2 Violins RV522 featuring talented FCO violinists Rebecca Glorie and Lucas O’Brien opens the performance.  Bach’s Violin Concertos in A minor and E major are creations of purest Bachian splendour with the magic Adagios of immeasurable sweetness and serene expressiveness.  Mendelssohn’s delightful String Symphony “La Suisse” provides a happy finale.  FCO will record the Sunday concert in view of producing its 3rd CD.

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