Photo : David Boni
François Leleux conductor / oboe
Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
Songs without words for oboe and strings
Symphony No. 4 'Italian' in A-major
Celebrated as one of the world's greatest oboists, François Leleux makes a welcome return with his dazzling oboe wizardry, and when, in addition, he stands on the podium with a baton, we know that we are in for a rare musical treat.
The Hebrides, the Songs without Words and the 'Italian' Symphony are three of Mendelssohn's finest classics, each embodying his sumptuous orchestral writing. Romantic spirit and vibrant capacity for melody perfectly captivating the sense of drama.
Over the course of Leleux's last visits to oslo, he has developed a special project with the Norwegian visual artist, Karin Køltzow, in which she made drawings from the rehearsals with us and the Oslo Philharmonics. Tonight, she is invited to inspire us with her visual interpretation of the orchestra's music-making through the instruments of her own - canvas and charcoal.
Just as the concert commences inside the Aula, she will set about creating the drawings from the University Square which will be directly transmitted to the screen behind the orchestra, allowing the audience to witness the creative process both on stage and outside.
German Romantics with French charm
Tue 12 November 7pm
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