A display of quintessentially Czech music from two Bohemian legends, with Smetana’s exhilarating overture to his first and most enduring comic opera The Bartered Bride and Dvorák's magnificent Cello Concerto, performed by world-class cellis Natalie Clein. Although composed in America, it expresses the melodic inflections derived from Czech folk music with a continuous flow of invention and lyricism.
Young Spanish maestro Eduardo Portal leads the Orchestra in the tale of ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ in Rinsky-Korsakov’s colourful epic, Scheherazade. A haunting solo violin (Scheherazade), menacing brass fanfares (the Sultan) and the strumming of a harp present a mystical far-away land.
Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on a journey to the mysterious East, where wonders have to be heard to be believed.
- Overture from The Bartered Bride
- Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
- Cello Concerto in A
- Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
- Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)