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The American Dream still lives in Antwerp

John Adams: Two Fanfares for orchestra
Bohuslav Martinů: Violin Concerto No. 2

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”
Josef Špaček jr, violin
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman
Antwerp, Queen Elisabeth Hall, 3 May 2019

David Zinman (© Priska Ketterer)

David Zinman (© Priska Ketterer)

This concert of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra was part of “The American Dream” theme this season, focusing on American composers and musicians, as well as European artists who for one reason or another travelled or worked stateside. The respected David Zinman led the orchestra in an interesting programme, offering next to Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” Symphony an absolute rarity with Bohuslav’s Martinů’s Violin Concerto no. 2, composed and premiered in the US. The American presence was further ensured by the Two Fanfares for orchestra from John Adams.

Read the full review on Bachtrack.