BBC Philharmonic
26 Feb 2016, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

The BBC Philharmonic at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

BBC Philharmonic
The BBC Philharmonic at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
19:30 Fri 26 Feb 2016 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Juanjo Mena conducts Smetana, Bartók and Dvořák
Juanjo Mena conducts Smetana, Bartók and Dvořák

Programme

Performers

Concert Information

For his first concert in Nottingham the brilliant young German Augustin Hadelich takes on Bartók's intensely expressive Second Violin Concerto, written on the cusp of the Second World War, shortly before his emigration to the United States. Dvořák, too, was an Eastern European who felt compelled to cross the Atlantic, the music of the African-American spiritual echoing through the famous slow movement of the 'New World' Symphony. The symphony has never lost its appeal, largely due to its dramatic and melodic strength; something which the opening piece - Smetana's depiction of the river running through Prague - also has in abundance.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium:
Tim Jones introduces the programme