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Dubbed “one of the best new violinists of the new century” by Music Web International, Tianwa Yang showcases the skills she’s perfected across 18 albums and multiple global concerts during an evening with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. While the pieces may be familiar to most classical-music fans, Yang will no doubt cast them in a new light with her emotional playing, which usually starts off measured—almost stoically—then builds to a spirited finale.
- Rossini—Overture to Semiramide: A two-act opera based on the Queen of Assyria, Semiramide alternates between quiet beauty and high drama. The overture distills these two huge themes into short form as a prelude to the Italian masterpiece.
- Paganini—Violin Concerto No. 1: Paganini drew from the Italian vocal style of “bel canto,” which means “beautiful singing,” when he wrote these three movements. As such, the violin needs to rise above the rest of the orchestra, standing out in the same fashion as a human voice would. Yang nails this challenge by drawing lilting yet powerful strains from her bow for an emotionally complex performance.
- Ravel—Mother Goose Suite: Composed for two pianos, Ravel wrote the Mother Goose Suite as a gift for Mimi and Jean Godebski, ages 6 and 7. Throughout the work, Ravel naturally draws on familiar children’s tales such as Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, and Beauty and the Beast to entertain his young audience.
- Rimsky-Korsakov—Capriccio Espagnol: This five-movement piece for full orchestra is a lively celebration of Spanish folk music, in which violins, violas, and cellos trill through dance-like melodies as they replicate the sounds of a Spanish guitar.
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
As early as 1880, the prairies of Winnipeg were filled with music. Orchestras, both amateur and semi-professional, unleashed their cultural impact on the city, with nearly 30 formed between the late 19th century and 1947. But they weren't content with their small scale, and in 1944, at least 20 smaller organizations joined forces to form the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, sharing talent, passion, and answers for their conductors pop quizzes. Within a decade, the CBC began broadcasting WSO concerts, and by 1990, the orchestra had more than 10,000 subscribers.