Dvořák New World Symphony
Anna Clyne Masquarade
Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto in A Minor (soloist Ernest Newland)
Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’
Anna Clyne’s concert overture was commissioned for the Last Night of the BBC Proms in 2013. It was dedicated to the Proms audience and inspired by the 18th century outdoor promenade entertainments where music combined with acrobatics, exotic street entertainers, dancers, fireworks and masquerades.
Edvard Grieg’s only piano concerto, written when he was just 24, and Antonín Dvořák’s final symphony are both much-loved staples of the orchestral repertoire, and both drawing on popular and folk music. Grieg’s concerto is influenced by Norwegian folk motifs whilst Dvořák’s symphony gets its name from his rich use of American spiritual music.
Tickets: £20 plus booking fee. Concessions £13