19:00, Philharmonie, www.philharmonie.lu
Literature may be a passion that Tedi Papavrami has cultivated to the point of excellence over the years, but playing the violin really is second nature to him. Hailing from Tirana, where he spent his childhood, the Albanian violinist remembers that music fascinated him even then, having performed his first concert in Europe as a child prodigy at the age of 11 and going on to become a virtuoso musician with an exceptional career who will be performing now with the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra conducted by Joseph Bastian in Beethoven’s only Violin Concerto – a rich, powerful and particularly lyrical piece with a 24-minute-long first movement that is a symphony in itself. This will be set against an overture of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s pretext for the performance of his own ‘Haffner’ Symphony No. 35, making for a veritable musical banquet occasionally haunted by the shadow of Haydn.