Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony
January 31-February 1, 2020
GRIEG Selections from Peer Gynt
NIELSEN Flute Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”
Anu Tali, conductor
Les Roettges, flute
Tchaikovsky died just a week after the symphony’s premiere and the name “Pathétique” is certainly appropriate for the psychological drama it lays bare. Tchaikovsky himself called it, “…the best thing I ever composed.” Principal Flutist Les Roettges solos on Nielsen's Flute Concerto, of which the composer wrote, "Here in a nutshell is what I demand of all art - opposing forces which meet aglow, appearing one but remaining two."https://www.jaxsymphony.org/event/tchaikovsky-sixt...