Midori Seiler – Guest Director and Violin
Skye McIntosh – Artistic Director
Midori Seiler is equally comfortable playing baroque violin concerti with orchestras such as Budapest Festival Orchestra or Tafelmusik, Toronto, as she is performing classical or romantic violin concerti with orchestras such as Anima Eterna, Concerto Köln or Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.
Long-term concertmaster of Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Anima Eterna Brugge, she makes her Australian debut with the AHE as guest director and soloist in this dazzling season finale of Mozart and Haydn symphonies and concerti.
The program opens with Mozart’s bright and joyous Symphony No. 33. This is followed by his brilliant but lesser-known Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major showcasing Midori’s outstanding virtuosity and her poise in the beautiful slow movement.
In the second half of the program, Haydn’s Symphony No. 80 in D minor will provide plenty of Sturm and Drang. His virtuosic spirit shines through as we finish the year performing the Violin Concerto in C major.
The concert will take place on Sunday 24 November at 2.30pm at the Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music