Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra: Dvorak’s New World

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra: Dvorak’s New World

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Max Calver, winner of the Strings category and Grand Finalist of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2018, and Suffolk’s professional orchestra, find the passionate intensity in Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, written, like the New World Symphony, in New York.

These two great masterpieces from Dvorak’s time in America have a very different thumbprint from each other...

The New World Symphony, whilst not without its more reflective moments and in spite of its minor key, seems to bask in transatlantic sunshine and celebrates the characteristic intonations and tones of voice of the New World.

The Cello Concerto, on the other hand, whilst not without its moments of triumph and glory, is shot through with a deep yearning for a return, a yearning rich with the intonations of the composer’s native land: a longing, a sadness, a desire for the embrace of home. Max Calver explores and explains these depths with a spirituality remarkable in so young a virtuoso.

The Overture to Smetana’s opera The Bartered Bride is the bullet-train of operatic overtures. Fleeting and highly energised, rollicking on its way, it demands nothing short of virtuosic playing from every musician. It is, simply, very, very fast.

This celebration of music by Czech composers is conducted by Suffolk Philharmonic’s Artistic Director, Leslie Olive.

Starts: 4pm
Tickets: £39.50, £34.50, £28.50, £22.50
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Prices include £1.50 booking fee

This event is promoted by Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra.