Smetana Sarka from Ma Vlast
Dvorak Violin Concerto
Dvorak Symphony No.9 From the New World
Conductor – Pietari Inkinen
Violin – Chloe Hanslip
Some pieces are classics for a reason – and with its drama, heart-on-sleeve emotion and unforgettable tunes, Dvorak’s New World symphony was packing out concert halls decades before the Hovis advert! Plus – however well you think you know it – there’s always something magical about hearing Czech music played by a genuine Czech orchestra.
It might be the warm glow of its horns and woodwind, it might be the delicious lilt that it gives to a dance-rhythm, but the Prague Symphony Orchestra definitely has that special Bohemian something.
Under its new Chief Conductor Pietari Inkinen, the tradition continues; this should be a uniquely authentic performance of Smetana’s musical portrait of the warrior maiden Sarka. And it’ll be a real pleasure to hear one of our most engaging young violin virtuosos, Chloe Hanslip, in Dvorak’s bittersweet Violin Concerto. Performances are few and far between – so if you love Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, what are you waiting for?
Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm £2.50
To book, call Box Office on 024 7652 4524
In conversation with Chloe Hanslip.