Thursday 5th May 2016
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
From £13 (including booking fee)
Dvořák - Moravian Duets 10'
Dvořák - Piano Concerto 34'
Dvořák - Overture: In Nature 12'
Dvořák - Overture: Othello 15'
Dvořák - Overture: Carnival 10'
Sir Mark Elder
Francesco Piemontesi, Piano
Hallé Youth Choir
Dvorák’s international reputation was established with his charming, folk music-inspired Moravian Duets, a selection from which is sung by the excellent Hallé Youth Choir. Francesco Piemontesi is the soloist in Dvorák’s Piano Concerto, a work Francesco greatly admires for its ‘rhythmic energy’ and ‘range of imagination’ and one he has recorded to great acclaim. The second half is a rare opportunity to hear a complete performance of the outstanding trilogy of overtures Dvorák composed on the themes of ‘Nature, Life and Love’. It is a fascinating journey that ends tonight with the vibrant Carnival Overture, some of the most exuberant music Dvorák ever wrote.
Pre-concert event at 6.30pm
Sir Mark Elder introduces ‘Nature, Life and Love’, the Hallé’s celebration of Dvorák’s music, taking place throughout May at The Bridgewater Hall. He is joined by Gerard McBurney, former Hallé artistic advisor and Creative Director of Beyond the Score®. Hear them discuss the varying works to be performed during the festival, exploring Dvorák’s Czech roots and American influences. All pre-concert talks take place in The Bridgewater Hall Auditorium.
(Image credit: Benjamin Ealovega)
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