SMETANA Overture to The Bartered Bride
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2
DVOŘÁK Symphony No.8
Alan Buribayev Conductor
Federico Colli Piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The vivacious and fiendish Overture to Smetana’s The Bartered Bride opens this gripping programme. The comic opera is often considered a major contribution to the development of Czech music.
Following this, Federico Colli takes centre stage to perform Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, a staple of the classical canon and a firm favourite amongst audiences, with its soaring themes and emotional journey.
Conductor Alan Buribayev then leads the Orchestra in Dvořák’s optimistic Symphony No.8, closing what promises to be a thrilling evening of much musical variety.