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Dvořák Carnival Overture
Dvořák Symphony No.3
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Smetana Overture The Bartered Bride
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
Khachaturian Adagio from Spartacus
Strauss Thunder and Lightning Polka
Elgar Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Tchaikovsky Marche Slave
Debussy Clair de Lune
Khachaturian Sabre Dance from Gayane

“Even though I’ve made a name in the world of music”, said Antonín Dvořák, “I remain what I have always been – a simple Czech musician”. He knew that nowhere in all of Europe does music come more naturally than in the rolling fields of Bohemia, and when you hear his music played by an authentic Czech orchestra, you can understand why.

Tonight the Czech National Symphony Orchestra travels from Prague to perform Dvořák’s rarely-heard Third Symphony – and if you love the New World symphony (and who doesn’t?), you’re in for a magical surprise. And that’s just the start of a whole parade of tuneful classics: from Elgar’s Nimrod and Strauss’s Thunder and Lightning to Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance, it’s a real celebration.

Best of all, former BBC Young Musician of the Year Jennifer Pike joins her Czech colleagues to play Bruch’s First Violin Concerto – pure tuneful indulgence, with an irresistible flair!

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