Passionate, melodic, filled with drama and pathos: the music of Czech composers is always enthralling listening.
No Czech composer is more famous than Dvořák, and for these concerts we feature his miniature for cello and orchestra, Silent Woods, and an opulent orchestral arrangement of his second String Quintet.
In between, one of the most exciting works of the flute concerto repertoire and one of Australia’s most exciting flautists. Jindřich Feld’s concerto was recognised as a masterpiece from its first performance and remains the composer’s most-played work. Don’t miss us as we are joined by legendary MSO Principal Flute Prudence Davis for this special concerto event.
Australian-born violinist Alexandra Osborne has carved out an impressive career on both sides of the Pacific, since winning the String category of the Symphony Australia Young Performer Awards in 1999. She returns to Australia from the US to guest-direct this performance for MCO.
Antonín DVOŘÁK From the Bohemian Forest Op 68 No 5: Silent Woods
Jindřich FELD Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Antonín DVOŘÁK String Quintet No 2 in G major Op 77 (arr. string orchestra)