AMPAG, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Symphony Orchestra:Dvořák Cello Concerto

Dvořák Cello Concerto

November 2016

Fri 11 

08:00 PM

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Rd

MelbourneVIC

 
 

American maestro Andrew Litton returns to the MSO after a long absence to conduct this adventurous program featuring soloist Alban Gerhardt.

Reznicek Donna Diana: Overture
DvořákCello Concerto
Prokofiev Symphony No.6

Andrew Litton conductor
Alban Gerhardt cello

American maestro Andrew Litton returns to the MSO after a long absence to conduct this adventurous program. Litton, currently Music Director of Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, is Music Director-Designate of the New York City Ballet.

The program is dominated by two masterpieces: the Dvorák Cello Concerto, with German cellist Alban Gerhardt, and Prokofiev’s monumental Symphony No.6. The Symphony has received some harsh criticism in the past, especially from Stalin’s cultural apparatchik, Andrei Zhdanov, who lambasted Prokofiev thus: ‘He still believes in “innovation for innovation’s sake”. … It is curious to observe the struggle of the two Prokofievs in a work like his Sixth Symphony. Here the melodious, harmonious Prokofiev is often attacked, without provocation, by the other, storming Prokofiev.’ The concert begins with Reznícek’s Overture to Donna Diana, which has become, alas, the most famous part of the entire opera.


Concert details:

Friday 11 November at 8pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Monday 14 November at 6:30pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

To book:

Call the MSO Boxoffice on 03 9929 9600