Philharmonia Orchestra - DVOŘÁK & ELGAR
Friday 21 April 2017
Bedford Corn Exchange, St Pauls Square
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor, Alban Gerhardt cello
- SMETANA Vltava from Ma Vlast
- ELGAR Cello Concerto
- DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8
The season closes with an evening of epic sweeping melodies, from the shores of the River Vltava, (from Smetana’s love letter to ‘My Country’) to Dvořák’s Bohemia-inspired Eighth Symphony and its exuberant brass-filled final movement. In-between is the fire and passion of Elgar’s virtuosic, haunting Cello Concerto, composed in the shadow of the First World War, and performed here by the renowned German cellist Alban Gerhardt.