Lionel Bringuier makes his debut in Poland this month, conducting the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra on October 11. The concert will begin with the exceptional violinist Renaud Capuçon, interpreting Chausson’s intimate Poème for violin and orchestra, a staple of the violinist’s repertoire. Ravel’s Tzigane follows, an equally virtuosic rhapsody for violin. Both pieces demand from the performer’s technical prowess of the highest order.
Completing the program, Lionel leads the ensemble in Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor. The symphony was the last piece of this genre written by Rachmaninoff, and it was also one of his last opuses. It stands out among others because it only has three movements (instead of four). The Third Symphony is characterized by rough rhythms, bitter harmony, and is suffused with Slavic melancholy.