Violinist Francisco Fullana guest soloist in Masterworks Gala - Atlantic Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall (Boston)

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Boston (MA)

Violinist Francisco Fullana guest soloist  in Masterworks Gala - Atlantic Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall (Boston)

Saturday, March 4, 2017 8:00 pm. Jordan Hall. 20th Anniversary Gala. Boston, MA.

Jin Kim, music director -  Francisco Fullana, violin. Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra returns to Jordan Hall — a regional treasure — with a stunning program . Featuring renowned violin virtuoso, Francisco Fullana.  Join us on  Saturday, March 4, 2017  at 8:00 pm, to hear violinist Francisco Fullana,  performing  Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, by Jean Sibelius ( 1865 - 1957) with the  Atlantic Symphony  Orchestra.  The serenely powerful theme of Finlandia.

After his big success,  when he performed Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra USA, the Oregon Music News by James Bash  wrote: " (.../....) violinist Francisco Garcia-Fullana played the Sibelius Violin Concerto as if he were a seasoned virtuoso. The young violinist made a terrific debut with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra  at Skyview Concert Hall, interpreting the Sibelius’s music with the technical expertise and emotional insight that made his performance one of the best I’ve ever heard with this orchestra.

 Garcia-Fullana demonstrated a very in-depth understanding of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. He played the music impeccably, including all of the treacherous runs that ascend into the upper range of his instrument at a frightening speed. The passages that featured a combination of double-stops and single notes were riveting. He executed thrilling sforzandos, subito pianissimos, and could bite into a phrase with intensity. All in all, he expressed the music with outstanding artistry that caused the audience to listen intently".

Last February 18, Francisco  played Max Richter's Four Seasons Recomposition with the Alabama Symphony 1Orchestra under  Carlos Izcaray as conductor.   Closing the concert and festival was an inspired reading of Richter’s “The Four Seasons Recomposed,” a hard-to-categorize remake of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” that dipped into the past to project postmodern musical sensibilities.Together they paid appropriate respect to the original material from the four Baroque concertos while sending it off on a 21st century tangent. For Fallana, toting a 1735 Mary Portman “Ex-Kreisler” Guarneri del Gesu (on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago),  He played brilliantly, channeling Vivaldi’s fiery scales, fluidly shifting to near vibrato-less lyricism in slow movements, retaining the often-exaggerated seriousness and whimsy that Richter infused. Izcaray and the orchestra responded like partners, not accompanists, to its shimmering sustained tones and subtly enhanced orchestration: : The Four Seasons Recomposed is Max Richter’s modern update on the Vivaldi original that has electrified audiences around the world.

Next summer, Orchid Classics will release Fullana’s debut recording, which includes Max Richter’s “Four Seasons Recomposed” with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Carlos Izcaray. Looking ahead, his ongoing collaboration with Argentinian bandoneonist JP Jofre will culminate in 2018 with the premiere of Jofre’s Double Concerto for bandoneon and violin, a work commissioned by Alabama and Balearic Islands Symphonies as well as NYC’s Metropolis Ensemble to honor Bernstein’s Centennial.

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