We end our season in a celebratory mood with a performance by one of the most popular European orchestras, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. The programme begins with Smetana’s delightful tone poem The Moldau, followed by Bruch’s ravishing Violin Concerto, performed by one of this country’s most distinguished violinists, Chloe Hanslip. Under the baton of Ilya Mashkevich, the concert concludes with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. This 1889 commission from the Royal Philharmonic Society of London resulted in one of the most significant and important symphonies in the romantic repertoire, and it has remained a favourite amongst audiences the world over. Conductor - Ilya Mashkevich Violin - Chloe Hanslip Smetana - The Moldau Bruch - Violin Concerto Dvořák - Symphony No. 8 This season we are delighted to welcome Scala Radio as our media partner for the Guildford International Concert Season, and are proud to introduce The Cheryl King Trust as our charity partner.