English Symphony Orchestra June 2018
Cello Concerto No. 1
Symphony No.1, ‘Spring’
Our 2017-18 season ends with a springtime celebration of the best of musical Romanticism. French-Serbian virtuoso Maja Bogdanović, currently winning worldwide plaudits as one of today’s most exciting and compelling young stars, makes her Cheltenham debut with Saint-Saens’ evergreen A minor Concerto and a performance of Tchaikovsky’s stunningly virtuosic Pezzo Capriccioso – a work few cellists dare to attempt.
The concert opens with Weber’s Oberon Overture, an effervescent evocation of the world of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, with its picturesque references to the 3-act opera it precedes, while our season concludes with a performance of Schumann’s uniquely life-affirming Spring Symphony, conducted by one of today’s leading Schumann interpreters, Kenneth Woods, whose recent recording of the work was described by critic Rainer Aschemaier as ‘a revelation…graceful, melancholy and exquisitely romantic.’
Pre-Concert Talk (6.30pm to 7pm): Presented by conductor, Kenneth Woods.
Free entry using your ticket for the concert.
Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.
Part of the 2017-18 Cheltenham Concert Series.
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