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SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre de Paris, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra. Notable conductors she collaborates with include Olari Elts, Christoph Eschenbach, Ed Gardner, Susanna Mälkki, Andris Nelsons, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Vasily Petrenko, Andris Poga, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Dima Slobodeniouk, Tugan Sokhiev, John Storgårds and Xian Zhang. In the 2017–18 season, Skride returned to the Berlin Philharmonic for the third time in 8 years, playing Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 2 under Dima Slobodeniouk’s baton. Further highlights included performances with the New York Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and a tour of Spain with the Copenhagen Philharmonic and Lahti Symphony Orchestra with a concert at Stockholm’s Konserthuset. In Asia she returned to NHK Symphony Orchestra and she made her debut with Hong Kong and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestras. Skride’s special relationship and admiration for Sofia Gubaidulina’s music reached another climax at the world premiere of Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto for violin, cello and bayan with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in February 2017. Skride also gave national premieres of the Triple Concerto with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris in the 2017–18 season. Skride is an internationally sought-after chamber musician. She recently formed the Skride Quartet with Lauma Skride, Harriet Krijgh and Lise Berthaud. In the 2017–18 season, invitations took them to the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, Schubertiade and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In the same season she also performed in quintet with Alban Gerhardt, Brett Dean, Gergana Gergova and Amihai Grosz in performances at the Muziekgebouw Amerstdam, Philharmonie Luxembourg and Tonhalle, Zürich. She was born into a musical family in Riga, Latvia, where she began her studies, enrolling at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre in 1995. In 2001 she won First Prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. Skride plays the Yfrah Neaman Stradivarius kindly loaned to her by the Neaman family through the Beares International Violin Society. Baiba Skride last appeared with the BSO in March 2014, performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Yan-Pascal Tortelier, conductor. About the Concert SUNDAYS @7:30PM SIEGFRIED IDYLL CHAMBER MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT Richard Wagner All Chamber Music by Candlelight concerts are programmed and performed by Born in Leipzig, Germany, May 22, 1813; died in Venice, Italy, February 13, 1883 Siegfried Idyll was perhaps the most sublime gift a composer ever gave to a spouse. In this case Richard Wagner was thinking of Cosima Liszt von Bülow, who had become his wife the previous August, and their infant son, whom they named Siegfried, after the hero of Wagner’s Ring tetralogy. Siegfried Idyll was a combined birthday and Christmas present for Cosima on her 33 rd birthday, December 25, 1870. Early that morning, Wagner and 13 musicians crept up the staircase leading to the Wagner bedroom and roused Cosima with their music. “When I woke up I heard a sound,” she recalled in her diary, “it grew ever louder, I could no longer imagine myself in a dream, music was sounding, and what music! After it had died away, R. came in to me with the five children and put into my hands the score of his ‘symphonic birthday present.’ I was in tears, but so, too, was the whole household.” Wagner initially called the score the Tribschen Idyll and intended to keep it a private piece for the family. Only years later when he was again buried in debt BALTIMORE SYMPHONY MUSICIANS FEB 10, 2019 MAR 17, 2019 MAR 31, 2019 MAY 12, 2019 JUN 09, 2019 (7:00PM) SUNDAYS @3:30PM JAN 27, 2019 KINGA AUGUSTYN, VIOLIN FEB 24, 2019 SAM POST & KASSIA MUSIC COLLECTIVE MAR 10, 2019 MICHAEL ADCOCK, PIANO APR 28, 2019 WONDERLIC VOICE CONCERT MAY 19, 2019 CHRYSTAL E. WILLIAMS, MEZZO-SOPRANO For more information call 443.759.3309 or visit CommunityConcertsAtSecond.org JA N – F E B 201 9 / OV E R T U R E 17