Principal Conductor Series
MAIN SEASON | FEBRUARY
DVOŘ ÁK Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 [40’]
R AC H M ANI N OV Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44 [39’] ALBAN GERHARDT CELLO ALAN BURIBAYEV CONDUCTOR
FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY National Concert Hall
EMOTION TWO MESMERIC LANDMARKS OF THE ORCHESTRAL REPERTOIRE ELOQUENTLY ILLUSTRATE THE ENORMOUS VARIETY AND VITALITY OF THE FORM. Dvořák’s glorious late-19th-century Concerto is a haunting blend of American-Negro folk tunes and thrilling, heart-on-sleeve writing for the cello (played by the remarkable, always unmissable, Alban Gerhardt). Completed in 1936, Rachmaninov’s Third Symphony is a work of large emotions underpinned by the brittle poignancy of plain-chant and expressed in music that moves from brooding melancholia to searing lyricism to thrilling deﬁance with irresistible energy.
7pm: SOUNDINGS IN CONVERSATION RTÉ NSO Principal Cello Martin Johnson with Alban Gerhardt on popular cello concerti
8pm: CONCERT Ends: 9.50pm approx. TICKETS FROM €10 See p. 64