Dvořák & Mendelssohn
Gergely Madaras – conductor
Andrei Ioniță – cello
Mendelssohn Overture in C major
Dvořák Cello Concerto
— Interval —
Dvořák Symphony No. 8
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.
Need to know
Prices & Discounts
£13.50 – £37.50
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
1 hour 55 minutes, including 20-minute interval
De Montfort Hall box office: 0116 233 3111