Smetana Má Vlast ’Vltava’ / Debussy La Mer / Dvorák Cello Concerto Op 104
Tomáš Hanus, WNO’s popular and critically acclaimed Music Director, returns to conduct the WNO Orchestra at this year’s International Concert Series. For our opening concert, Tomáš is joined by renowned German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott who performs one of the finest cello concertos ever written.
The afternoon opens with Vltava from Smetana’s Má Vlast, one of six symphonic poems by the Czech composer. Swirling currents and national sentiment flow through the composer’s uplifting evocation of the River Moldau in his native Bohemia. Continuing the maritime theme is Debussy’s symphonic masterpiece La Mer. Completed in 1905, this is a surging musical seascape wonderfully capturing the play of light on water in the English-channel. To close the concert, Dvorák’s Cello Concerto wistfully echoes the spirit of his homeland and pays tribute to his lost love Josefina in its central song-like slow movement
Pre-concert talk - 2pm
Concert - 3pm
Tickets £23 - £49
St David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH
Sun 27 Oct 19