Orchestral royalty arrives in Bristol as the Czech Republic’s flagship orchestra comes calling with its unparalleled Dvořák.
Conductor Jiří Bělohlávek
Violin Josef Špaček
Dvořák Two Slavonic Dances
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Dvořák Symphony No. 7
The Czech Philharmonic can justifiably be ranked next to its cousins in Vienna and Berlin with their luxuriously warm sound and impeccable ensemble. No one does their native music with more conviction, and it’s with Dvořák that Chief Conductor Jiří Bělohlávek bookends a programme culminating in the dramatic Symphony No. 7. The orchestra’s eloquent young Concert Master Josef Špaček gets a chance to shine with Vaughan Williams’ enduringly popular The Lark Ascending and the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.
Inside the Music Talk with Jonathan James
The Lantern, 6.25pm, free with a concert ticket
Jonathan James looks into the music of Dvořák and Vaughan Williams, and how they were inspired by country.
Chamber Concert: Stephen Johnson & English Piano Trio
Tue 21 Apr, The Lantern, 7.30pm
Price: £13 (or £9 incl. booking fee when bought with a ticket to this concert)