The Hallé - Symphonie Fantastique on Thursday 16th May 2019
Smetana - Overture: The Bartered Bride
Dvorák - Violin Concerto
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique
Sir Mark Elder
Simone Lamsma, violin
Sir Mark brings the 2018–19 Opus One Series to a boisterous close with the overture to Smetana’s folk-opera, a huge favourite in the concert hall and a brilliantly virtuosic show-piece for the orchestra. The rustic Czech mood continues with Simone Lamsma’s interpretation of Dvorák’s Violin Concerto, bursting with typical sunny lyricism and a memorable dancing finale. Our exploration of the music of Berlioz could hardly be complete without his best-known and admired work, full of the passions and dreams, fantasies and phantoms of the most creative mind in French 19th-century music.
Music Genres: Classical
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