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Saturday 7 October 2017, 7pm
(Please note start time)
SMETANA: MÁ VLAST
THE LORD MAYOR’S CONCERT
Jakub Hrůša
conductor
Hilary Hahn
violin
DVOŘÁK
Violin Concerto in A minor
SMETANA
Má Vlast
(complete)
Violinist Hilary Hahn has been called
“America’s best classical musician”, and
tonight she brings all her world-class
artistry to a very Czech masterpiece:
the lovely Violin Concerto by Antonín
Dvorák. The title of Smetana’s
Má Vlast
meanwhile, simply means “My Country”.
But this isn’t just a series of colourful
postcards from Bohemia. It’s an adventure,
too — a tale of battles, warrior-maidens,
and a nation awakening to freedom.
6pm, pre-concert talk,
FREE entry
Jakub Hruša in conversation
with John Florance
1:
Esther Yoo © Marco Borggreve
2:
Krzysztof Urbański © Fred Jonny
Wednesday 1 November 2017, 7.30pm
BRAHMS & TCHAIKOVSKY
Karl-Heinz Steffens
conductor
Esther Yoo
violin
BEETHOVEN
Overture,
Egmont
TCHAIKOVSKY
Violin Concerto
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 4
The great Romantic composers did
everything on a grand scale, and from the
jubilant trumpets of Beethoven’s
Egmont
overture to the storm clouds that tower over
Brahms’s Fourth and final symphony, this
concert is filled with emotions at their most
uninhibited. So it’s the perfect setting for
the “bewitching” young violinist Esther Yoo.
Saturday 2 December 2017, 7.30pm
ROMEO & JULIET
Krzysztof Urbański
conductor
Simon Trpčeski
piano
TCHAIKOVSKY
Fantasy Overture,
Romeo and Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Concerto No. 1
PROKOFIEV
Romeo and Juliet
(excerpts)
Two houses, both alike in dignity…
and two unashamedly melodious takes
on Shakespeare’s greatest love story.
Tchaikovsky’s
Romeo and Juliet
redefined
musical romance, and gave us one of the
most celebrated love themes in all music.
And with his impassioned melodies,
bittersweet harmonies and taut, angular
rhythms, Sergei Prokofiev brought the
star-cross’d lovers dancing into the 20th
century. In between, superstar pianist
Simon Trpčeski brings his “phenomenal
technique” (
Daily Telegraph
) to
Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.
2017/18 AT DE MONTFORT HALL
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Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7.30pm
BARTÓK MEETS BEETHOVEN
THE DMU CHANCELLOR’S CONCERT
Juraj Valčuha
conductor
Evgeni Bozhanov
piano
KODÁLY
Dances of Galánta
BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 3
BARTÓK
Concerto for Orchestra
Bartók’s
Concerto for Orchestra
isn’t
just a magnificent showpiece for 80
world-class musicians. It’s a salute to
the human spirit by a composer in exile:
filled with bold colours, supercharged
dance-tunes and moments of piercing
emotional honesty. This is music with a
dash of paprika: an intoxicating climax to a
concert that begins with the untrammelled
joie de vivre
of Zoltan Kodály’s riotous
Hungarian dance suite, and stars the
award-winning Evgeni Bozhanov as soloist
in Beethoven’s darkest piano concerto.
6pm, Music of Today
Venue to be announced
, FREE entry
A recital showcasing the talented violinist
Irvine Arditti performing three pieces
from Sciarrino’s
Sei Capricci
for solo
violin and the UK premiere of Cattaneo’s
Concerto for Violin and Ensemble.
This concert
is supported by
Principal Partner
2017 / 18
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