Dvorak 8 with Ryan Bancroft
Principal Conductor Ryan Bancroft joins BBC NOW on the road again this autumn, kicking off the programme with Hannah Kendall's The Spark Catchers. From its vigorous liveliness and rhythmic drive to its brooding melodies and distinguished gleaming delicacy, the work is based on Lemn Sissay's wonderfully dynamic and vibrant poem of the same name.
Glazunov's Violin Concerto, although written over a century before Hannah Kendall's work, portrays a similar lyricism and rhythmic liveliness. Combining soloistic virtuosity with deep emotion and lyrical expression, moods, tempos and dynamics shift between movements to create the whole. Dvorak reflects sheer joy of the natural world in his equally rhythmic and melodious Eighth Symphony. Low, dark chorales give way to heroic woodwind solos, melancholic eloquence give way to dance tinged joy in this rousingly dramatic symphony.
Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Music
General Admission: GBP 15.00,
Students and under 26: GBP 5.00
Artists: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ryan Bancroft, Benjamin Beilman