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Dvořák & Mendelssohn

Cancelled

Gergely Madaras

Artists

Gergely Madaras – conductor
Andrei Ioniță – cello

Programme

Mendelssohn Overture in C Major

Dvořák Cello Concerto Listen

— Interval —

Dvořák Symphony No. 8 Listen

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.

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Prices & Discounts

£14 – £38

Subscription discounts available; under-16s and concession discounts available

Running time

1 hour 55 minutes, including 20-minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

Philharmonia box office: 0800 652 6717

Venue

Bedford Corn Exchange
Bedford Corn Exchange

Bedford Corn Exchange

13 St Paul’s Square
Bedford
MK40 1SL

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Watch trailer

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Trailer: Dvořák & Mendelssohn

Before the concert

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