Saturday 19th November 2016 at 7.30pm
Violin: Polina Makhina (WMSO Young Musician 2015)
If you can visualise the Hebrides, then you will understand at once what inspired Mendelssohn to write his concert overture that captures the stunning island scenery and the movement of the sea. From Scotland we move to the Austrian lakeside resort where Brahms had successfully completed his Second Symphony and from where he corresponded with his close friend, the violinist Joachim, in order to write his violin concerto – at first deemed unplayable. Its final movement owes much to gypsy music and it is folk-music that is embodied in Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony too; a warm tribute to his much-loved homeland.
Tickets: £15 (gallery), £12.50 (main hall), £5.00 (student/child), under 12s free
Available from the Box Office