14th October 2014 Dvořák, Suk

Conductor: Philip Hesketh
Cello: Guy Johnston

Tuesday 14th October 2014, 7.30pm
St John’s Smith Square

Reviews of the concert can be found by Luis Masutier here and by Robert Hugill  here.

Programme:

– Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor
– Suk Asrael Symphony

After playing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor at the Proms this summer, Alisa Weilerstein said of this piece “It’s arguably the best-written major work for cello, it’s completely epic and symphonic in scope. It has every range of emotion you could ask for”.

The Asrael Symphony by Josef Suk is no piece for the faint-hearted. In fact, it could be the most hyper-emotional piece of classical music you will ever encounter. It’s one of those late romantic, larger-than-life creations to which devotees of unusual repertoire flock in droves when – or if – the chance arises” (Jessica Duchen, The Independent, writing about Jurowski’s performance with the LPO in 2010). Salomon Orchestra ended our first concert of the season with this wonderful outpouring of musical raw emotion.

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Salomon Suk rehearsal 2