Festival: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

Bernhard Gueller

Concert Information

Performance dates
Bernhard Gueller, conductor
Santiago Cañón Valencia, cello
On the program

Dvořák: Noonday Witch
Witold Lutoslawski: Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5

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It’s a furious, heart-stopping powerhouse, loaded with drama and emotion, and grappling with the tyrannies of fate. For the first time in almost a decade, Symphony Nova Scotia’s expanded orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Fifth Symphony in all its wild and turbulent Russian glory. Plus, Santiago Cañón Valencia returns for another star turn in Lutoslawski’s Cello Concerto, an adventurous and entertaining work that faces off cello and orchestra in “an epic confrontation” (The Guardian).

Hear from Bernhard Gueller about this year’s Festival.

Here’s a preview of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Fifth Symphony.

About the Music

This year, our annual Festival celebrates the music of Eastern Europe, with spectacular works from Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Russia.

"Santiago Cañón Valencia delivers simply tremendous playing... Technically flawless."

The Strad

Pre-concert chat

Join us for a FREE pre-concert chat at 6:45 pm in the Sculpture Court (just outside the Rebecca Cohn auditorium).

Post-Concert Q&A

Join us for a FREE post-concert Q&A immediately after the concert in the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.

Ticket info

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