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Bruch’s Unforgettable Violin Concerto 2024-2025

Dalia Stasveska reunites with the OSM to conduct Dvořák’s Symphony no. 8 and Bruch’s magnificent Violin Concerto, featuring prodigious young soloist Randall Goosby.

Season Presenting Partner

Melodic charm, bravura and verve are all elements of Bruch’s magnificent Violin Concerto no. 1, while Dvorák expressed his wonder before Nature with boundless fervour in his Symphony no. 8. Two women composers will also be featured in this concert, with a meditative piece by Florence Price and a spiritual journey through music by Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

Artists

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Dalia Stasevska, conductor

Randall Goosby, violin

Programme

Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Archora (20 min.)

Max Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, op. 26 (24 min.)

Intermission (20 min)

Florence Price, Adoration, for violin and orchestra (orch. J. Gray, 4 min.)

Antonín Dvořák, Symphony no. 8 in G major, op. 88, B. 163 (34 min.)

Total duration105minutes

Dalia Stasevska

Conductor

Dalia Stasevska’s charismatic and dynamic musicianship has established her as a conductor of exceptional versatility. Chief Conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the International Sibelius Festival, she also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She has made several appearances at the BBC Proms and has as a guest conductor with prominent orchestras worldwide, including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Dalia Stasevska originally studied violin and composition at the Tampere Conservatoire and subsequently violin, viola and conducting at the Sibelius Academy. She was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Conductor Award, the Alfred Kordelin Prize, BBC Music Magazine’s Personality of the Year Award in 2023, and was named one of The New York Times Breakout Stars of 2023. 

Randall Goosby

Violin

Signed exclusively to Decca Classics in 2020 at 24, American violinist Randall Goosby is acclaimed for his sensitive and intense musicianship, as well as for his determination to make classical music more inclusive and accessible and bring the music of underrepresented composers to light. Highlights of Goosby’s 2024–2025 season include debut performances with the Chicago Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. He joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra on their U.S. tour under Edward Gardner. Goosby returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Detroit Symphony and Utah Symphony. He appears in recital across North America and Europe as a soloist as well as with the Renaissance Quartet. He plays the Antonio Stradivari “ex-Strauss” 1708 on generous loan from the Samsung Foundation of Culture.