Conductor: Philip Hesketh
Cello: Guy Johnston
Tuesday 14th October 2014, 7.30pm
– Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor
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.