A Russian romance

Since 2015, Armenian-French violinist Chouchane Siranossian has been a returning guest of Anima. This season too, she takes front of stage at several occasions. After having starred in Mendelssohn’s and Beethoven’s violin concertos, Chouchane will take on a double role as a concert master and soloist in this all-Russian production. The corner stone of the program is one of the finest examples of imaginative orchestration from the repertoire: Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic suite Sheherazade. Borodins predisposition to exoticism is showcased in the Polovtsian Dances, while Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for strings – a tribute to Mozart – will demonstrate how well a ‘classical’ sense of balance marries with a truly romantic expressiveness.