Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Fri 16 Feb, 7.45pm

The Anvil

  • Tickets: £40, £36, £29, £22, £14 (includes £2 booking fee). Group rates available. Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day.
Dvořák               Symphonic variations
Shostakovich   Cello Concerto no. 1
Dvořák               Symphony no. 9 (From the New World)

Alisa Weilerstein  cello
Tomas Netopil

Founded over a hundred years ago and first conducted by Dvořák, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra retains its distinctive sound to this day. The concert opens with one of Dvořák’s most imaginative works, a series of variations on a Czech folk song.

Shostakovich’s concerto is one of his most significant and successful. It is built on two four-note motifs, including the composer’s own musical signature. Dvořák’s most famous symphony, written in America while filled with longing for his Czech homeland, has an apparently inexhaustible flow of melodies, with a justly celebrated slow movement at its heart.

Please note change of previously advertised conductor. 

Pre-concert Talk, The Forge 6.30pm
To book your free ticket please call the box office on 01256 844244.

 

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