Christian Vasquez, conductor
Andrei Ioniță, cello
Pietro Mascagni: Intermezzo from the opera Cavalleria rusticana
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations op. 33
Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Charismatic conductor Christian Vasquez makes an eagerly expected return to Turku. The lovely Intermezzo is one of Mascagni’s most famous works. Andrei Ioniță, winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, is rapidly creating a distinguished career across the major concert venues of Europe. Mahler’s Fifth Symphony is a colourful and memorable classic. Lasting more than one hour, it provides a weighty start to the autumn season.