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Wed 9 Oct 2024

Elgar: Cello Concerto

We’re delighted to welcome the Lviv National Philharmonic of Ukraine to G Live to open the 2024/25 season. In the first half of the concert the orchestra will perform Rossini’s light-hearted overture to his twentieth opera, The Thieving Magpie which he wrote when he was just 25! Followed by Sibelius’ dark and unsettling Symphony No. 4 written during a period of intense personal crisis which is evident throughout the work.

In the second half of the programme the orchestra will be joined by the distinguished Czech cellist Jiří Bárta to perform perhaps the most famous of all concertos written for the instrument, Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor; intimate, highly-concentrated with universal appeal. Originally written as piano duets and later orchestrated, a selection of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances bring the concert to a close.

Conductor - Ted Kuchar Cello - Jiří Bárta

Rossini - The Thieving Magpie Overture Sibelius - Symphony No. 4 in A minor Op. 63 Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 Dvořák - Slavonic Dances Op. 46 No. 1 & 8, Op. 72 No 2, 4 & 7

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.

Please note: For the enjoyment of all those attending, and in respect of those performing, please note that latecomers will not be admitted until the end of a work. Similarly, should you need to leave the auditorium during the concert, re-admittance will also be at the end of the work. For clarity, latecomers and re-admittance is not permitted between movements.

We are raising £5k to support the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine orchestra, their members & families during the continuing conflict in Ukraine, in their time of need. All donations however small or large will be gratefully received. If you’d like to support, you can find out more & donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lviv-national-philharmonic/ The Justgiving appeal will remain open until the end of December 2024 when all proceeds will be donated directly to the orchestra to support their work.

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Wed 9 Oct 2024



G Live

Wed 9 Oct 2024
£16 - £50 per ticket