Nicola Benedetti is surely one of Britain’s best-loved violinists – and no player is closer to Karol Szymanowski’s glittering First Violin Concerto, the piece with which she won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2004. That’s the magic spell at the centre of this enchanted programme from guest conductor Kazushi Ono. First, though, there’s something scary in the woods in Dvořák’s sinister musical fairytale; then the whole CBSO takes the spotlight in Bartók’s life-affirming Concerto for Orchestra – music that wrings the heart even while it dazzles the ear.
6.15pm Pre-concert talk: Conservatoire Showcase! – Parry: Symphonic Fantasia 1912 (Symphony No. 5). Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal, performs a neglected British masterpiece from 1912.
Kazushi Ono conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin
|Dvořák||The Wood Dove||20’|
|Szymanowski||Violin Concerto No 1||23’|
|Bartók||Concerto for Orchestra||38’|
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