Lyon’s Orchestra to Bring Romance to Valentine’s Night
4 Romantic Pieces
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s night, with a loved one, family, or alone, than listening to some of classical music’s greatest pieces? All the pieces tie closely into the theme of love. The show will start at 8pm on the 14th February – don’t miss out!
The running schedule is as follows:
- The prelude to Wagner’s ‘Tristan und Isolde’ (lasting 10 minutes)
- Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s ‘Concerto for violin in E minor’, op. 64 (lasting 30 minutes)
- Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (lasting 20 minutes)
- Alexandre Scriabin’s ‘The Poem of Ecstasy’ (lasting 20 minutes)
The Greatest Lovers
Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like classical music, nor the stories of Tristan and Iselda and Romeo and Juliet – and Lyon’s orchestra are offering up both at Lyon’s auditorium for Valentine’s night.
Wagner’s ‘Tristan und Isole’ portrays the passion that can be born from a simple glance, whilst Tchaïkovski’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ paints the lovers’ story of love overpowering hatred.
The other two pieces are equally as romantic and passionate. Scriabin’s ‘The Poem of Ecstasy’ sees an exciting end to the night, depicting, through music, a sort of mystical love.
If the pieces being played hasn’t convinced you, the quality of the musicians should do.
Musicians include German violinist Frank Peter Zimmerman and American conductor Karina Canellakis, both of whom promise to give an skilled performance.
Zimmerman has played in orchestras all over the world, and his skills are sought by many conductors. Likewise, Canellakis has been conductor of many orchestras, particularly European orchestras, such as Vienna’s orchestra.