April 19, 2024 — 7:30 PM
Capitol Theater
Madison, Wisconsin
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Repertoire

MOERAN | Sinfonietta
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
| The Lark Ascending
BEETHOVEN
| Violin Concerto in D

RUN TIME: 1 HR 30 MINUTES


Masterworks V

Closing out the 23/24 Masterworks Season we welcome French virtuoso violinist, Gilles Apap, to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending. Described by Yehudi Menuhin as ’’A true violinist of the 21st century’’, Gilles is known for his virtuosity and unique approach. At just over 100 years old and inspired by a poem, The Lark Ascending was described by Vaughan Williams as a “pastoral romance for orchestra.” Opening the concert is Sinfonietta by E.J. Moeran, an English contemporary of Elgar and Vaughan Williams, whose music is charged with tremendous rhythmic energy.

Trad. Music arr. f. Chamber Orchestra by Gilles Apap / leading the Nordic Chamber Orchestra.

« For me, you are the example of a musician of the 21st century. You represent the direction in which music should evolve; on the one hand, the patrimonial respect of the precious classical works […]; on the other hand, the discovery of contemporary [popular] music and its creative element, not only in the improvisation, but also in the interpretation. »
– - Yehudi Menuhin

About Gilles Apap

Described by Yehudi Menuhin as ’’A true violinist of the 21st century’’, Gilles is known for his virtuosity, unique approach to music and the skill to bring joy to every concert hall. He delivers distinctive performances of the standard classical repertoire combined with genres such as jazz and folk from around the world and the result is unique programming merging the borderlines between musical styles. Read More.

Repertoire

MOERAN | Sinfonietta
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
| The Lark Ascending
BEETHOVEN
| Violin Concerto in D

RUN TIME: 1 HR 30 MINUTES


What to Expect

Pre-Concert Discussion
Pre-Concert Discussion

Cocktails and discussion with Maestro and our guest artist. Free with your Masterworks ticket purchase.

Cocktails
Cocktails

Libations are available at the cocktail bars within Capitol Theater lobby.

What to Wear
What to Wear

Masterworks is a sense of occasion, so dress up or dress comfortably. Learn more about the concert experience.

Getting Here
Getting Here

Map, directions, and parking information to help you plan your evening.

Post-Concert Reception
Post-Concert Reception

Select Masterworks concerts have a party following the event. As an attendee, you'll receive advance notice.

Guest Artist Sponsor

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