The Singing Violin Stuns at QPAC's Concert Hall
Olivia Gliku | On 11, Aug 2017
This week, The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Dmitry Sinkovsky completed their final performance ofÂ The Singing ViolinÂ tour at theÂ Concert Hall.Â TheÂ Singing ViolinÂ included a compilation of performances of pieces byÂ Aubert, Telemann, Vivaldi, Leclair,Â andÂ Locatelli.
The ABO and Dmitry Sinkovksy’s partnershipÂ created aÂ force to be reckoned with.
One of the most outstanding strengths of the ABO was their on-stage connection. At the end of the performance of TheÂ Singing Violiin, Dmitry described the ABO as family. Throughout the performance, the groups exemplified Â the power of a strong on-stageÂ connection. It was easy to see that the ABO are Â a close knit group, whose talents bounce well off each other.
The ABO’s Artistic Director,Â Paul Dyer’s passionate performance on the harpsichord was one of the many highlights of the evening. Paul’sÂ ability to continue with his vibrantÂ performance,Â while maintaining his connection with the orchestra, was nothing sort of incredible.
TheÂ ABO’sÂ ConcertoÂ for Two Horns in F MajorÂ broughtÂ Darryl Poulson and DorÃ©e Dixon to the stage, earlyÂ in the evening. The piece provided an interesting variation to the earlier instrumentation of The Singing Violin.Â It was a powerful performance that brilliantly showcased Darryl and DorÃ©e’sÂ technicalÂ abilities.
We were glad to see the quirky mannerisms ofÂ Dmitry SinkovskyÂ in person during The Singing Violin. From a cheeky facial expression, to his interactionÂ with the orchestra, Dmitry madeÂ his performance a pleasure to watch as well as to hear. On the evening, he played onÂ Francesco RuggeriÂ ‘s violin, made in Cremona, Northern Italy in 1675. The violin was awarded to Dmitry by the Jumpsart jr. Foundation, who recogniseÂ and support international young musicians. Dmitry certainly proved himself deserving of such a beautiful instrument, matching it with an equally beautiful performance.
AtÂ the end ofÂ The Singing Violin, the audience was treated to Dmitry’s stunning vocal talents during the finale performance ofÂ Il Favorito.Â ThisÂ performance was one that we had eagerly anticipated ahead of the evening, and it did not disappoint.Â Il Favourito,Â accompanied by instrumentation from the orchestra was a fittingÂ way to end the evening. We can say, without a doubt, that Â entire audienceÂ was left astonished by Dmitry’s vocal skills.
The finale was met with a well-deserved standing ovation. We applaudÂ Paul Dyer for hisÂ selection of Baroque pieces, as the full potential of both Dmitry and ABO‘s skills were showcased, resultingÂ . Leaving the performance, we certainly felt uplifted and are now eagerly awaiting our next opportunity to witness the talents of the ABO and Dmitry Sinkovsky.
Readers who are interested in further works byÂ The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra,Â can stay up-to-date here.
Readers who are interested in further works byÂ Dmitry Sinkovsky,Â can stay up-to-date here.