Friday 1 May 2020, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Venue Box Office: 0116 233 3111

Gergely Madaras conductor

Andrei Ioniță cello

Mendelssohn Overture in C Major

Dvořák Cello Concerto

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Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G (Op. 88)

From wistful melodies to jubilant brass, experience the full range of Dvořák’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 Dvořák’s Bohemian homeland, while his unmatched ear for melody leaves you humming all the way home.

Sometimes intimate, sometimes muscular and heroic, Dvořák’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.

 

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE

  • Prices: £37.50; £30.50; £24.50; £18.50; £13.50 (booking fee included in price)
  • Discounts: Subscription discounts available over the phone at 0116 233 3111; £6 tickets available for those aged 25 or under; half-price tickets available for recipients of Universal Credit or Pension Credit
  • Running time: 115 minutes, including 20 minute interval
  • Recommended age: 7+

This concert is part of the Classic FM Recommends series