This evening’s performance by the Philharmonic was themed around nature and fairy tales. Violinist Nicola Benedetti joined conductor Vladimir Jurowski and the Philharmonic for Karol Symanowski‘s Violin Concerto No 1 (Op, 35). This was a very interesting, contemporary work requiring both skilled soloist and conductor. Benedetti was a last-minute replacement for Janine Jansen.
The program concluded with a selection of music from Prokofiev‘s ballet, Cinderella. A year of Cinderellas as I just saw the Rossini interpretation of the story earlier this month at the Metropolitan Opera.