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SMETANA: MÁ VLAST
THE LORD MAYOR’S CONCERT
Saturday 7 October
7pm (Please note start time)
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
Dvořák. 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 Hrůša in conversation with John Florance.
ROMEO & JULIET
Saturday 2 December
7.30pm
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.
BRAHMS & TCHAIKOVSKY
Wednesday 1 November
7.30pm
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.
BARTÓK MEETS BEETHOVEN
THE DMU CHANCELLOR’S CONCERT
Wednesday 7 February
7.30pm
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.
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN:
MAHLER 1
Tuesday 10 April
7.30pm
Esa-Pekka Salonen
conductor
David Fray
piano
BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 2
MAHLER
Symphony No. 1
A magical spring dawn – or the creation of the universe itself?
One thing’s for sure: the opening of Mahler’s First Symphony
is the start of a thrilling journey, and from that extraordinary
beginning right through to the roof-raising finish, there’s no
more dynamic guide than the great Esa-Pekka Salonen – the
Philharmonia’s Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor, and
one of the finest living Mahler interpreters in the world today.
Beethoven’s wittiest piano concerto should make a delightful
complement.
6.15pm, pre-concert talk Garden Suite, FREE entry
An introduction to the evening’s programme.
PASSION & POETRY
Tuesday 8 May
7.30pm
Christoph Altstaedt
conductor // Singers to be announced
WAGNER
Siegfried Idyll
MASSENET
Cendrillon
(arias and excerpts)
VERDI
La traviata
(arias and excerpts)
LISZT
Les préludes
Rising-star conductor Christoph Altstaedt brings a programme of
romantic 19th century storytelling - both operatic and symphonic
- to the De Montfort Hall stage. The evening opens and closes
with two symphonic poems: Liszt’s lushly scored
Les préludes
and Wagner’s
Siegfried Idyll
. The music for the
Idyll
was later
used in Wagner’s opera
Siegfried
; it was composed for Wagner’s
wife Cosima’s birthday, and first performed as a surprise for her
on the stairs of their villa in Lucerne. In between, themes of love
and heartache in two of the most popular operas of the Romantic
era: Massenet’s
Cinderella
and the tragedy of Violetta in Verdi’s
La traviata
.
LOVE STORIES FROM
THE SILVER SCREEN
Thursday 8 March
7.30pm
Carl Davis
conductor
Programme to include music from:
Love Story, West Side Story,
Gone with the Wind, La La Land, Dr Zhivago, Mamma Mia, Star
Wars, James Bond, Romeo and Juliet,
among many more.
Philharmonia at the Movies returns with a concert of some of the
most iconic film scores and unforgettable love songs of all time.
Themes of passion and romance shine through in the instantly
recognisable melody to
Love Story
and the soaring notes that
set the tone to the sweeping emotional epic
Gone with the Wind
,
heard alongside soundtracks to
Dr Zhivago, La La Land
and the
most tragic love story of all time,
Romeo and Juliet
.
6.15pm, pre-concert talk, FREE entry.
Carl Davis in conversation with John Florance.
This concert is supported by
friends
of the
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