Saturday 14th May 2005 at 7:45pm

Shlomy Dobrinsky BerliozOverture 'Le Corsaire'

Brahms Violin Concerto
    soloist - Shlomy Dobrinsky

Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

Le Corsair is a concert showpiece, with the swashbuckling pirate, swift and brilliant in adventure, calmed with beautiful expressive melody, providing images of Berlioz’s own passionate personality. In more reflective style, Brahms’s Violin Concerto is full again of lovely melody and rich orchestration, in a work written for his great friend and adviser Joseph Joachim. Finally, a world away in war-torn Soviet Russia, written by Prokofiev in 1944 the Symphony No.5 is a glittering and heroic work, full of sharp wit and flowing song-lines, contending with powerful external forces.