Dates and times
Season Ticket bookings available from 14/03/19
General Ticket bookings available 29/04/19
Tales from a dark century: Dohnányi is the missing link between 19th-century Vienna and the fiery modern sounds of his Hungarian compatriots Bartók and Kodály. His First Symphony is something of a passion for our Hungarian guest conductor Gergely Madaras; its opulence and emotion offer a telling contrast to the dark shadows and tense political drama of Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto, written as Stalin’s post-war repression reached its height. Setting the scene is a new suite from Elena Langer’s 2016 opera Figaro Gets a Divorce – which relocates Mozart’s characters to a chillingly modern world of repression, nationalism and political instability.
Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
Composer Elena Langer introduces her Suite from Figaro Gets a Divorce.
‘Figaro Gets a Divorce’ (Suite) (UK Premiere)
Violin Concerto No.1
Karen Gomyo violin
Gergely Madaras conductor
Concert ends at approx. 9.40pm