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Concert 6

Gergely Madaras conductor
Andrei Ionita cello

MENDELSSOHN Overture in C Major
DVOŘAK Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 8

From wistful melodies to jubilant brass, experience the full range of Dvořak’s compositional mastery in one vivid evening of music.

Described by The Guardian’s Tom Service as “35 minutes of life-enhancing joy”, the Eighth Symphony crackles with an irresistible energy: adventurous rhythms bring to life Dvořak’s Bohemian homeland, while his unmatched ear for melody leaves you humming all the way home.

Sometimes intimate, sometimes muscular and heroic, Dvořak’s Cello Concerto is the ultimate test for any cellist: a window into the mind of a composer totally at one with their music, able to express a world of emotion in a single gesture.

But first, ten minutes of wit and sparkle. Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s only known orchestral work grows from a peaceful opening into a fleet-footed tune that effortlessly darts and dives across the orchestra, full of virtuosic strings and expressive woodwind.

6.15pm Insight Talks (Free, no ticket required)
An introduction to the evening's programme.

1st May

2019/20 Season

Philharmonia Orchestra CANCELLED

Dvorak and Mendelssohn

  • Classical & Opera
  • Tiered Seating

Please note this performance has been cancelled.

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We thank you for your understanding at this unprecedented time.