BSO 2018: Elgar’s Cello Eulogy
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
ELGAR Cello Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No.9 ‘New World’
Christoph König conductor
Leonard Elschenbroich cello
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is delighted to return to Plymouth Guildhall for a programme of some of the most famous classical music in the repertoire.
With its realisation of love and affection, the Siegfried Idyll shows a side of Wagner rarely seen in his operas. Absent is the wild passion; rather, it is a gentle song of contentment and a most personal and intimate expression of Wagner’s feelings while still calling to mind his heroic alter-ego.
Written in the summer of 1919, the Cello Concerto represented, for Elgar, the angst, despair and disillusionment he felt after the Great War, and an introspective look at death and mortality. It signified Elgar’s farewell to the way of life as he had known it. “Everything good and nice and clean and fresh and sweet is far away – never to return” he wrote.
Remaining incredibly fresh and abounding with memorable melodies, the Ninth Symphony describes Dvořák’s spiritual and emotional journey from his intense longing for his beloved Bohemia to the thrill of the “New World” and its varied peoples.
Pricing & Concessions
Price band A: £20
Price band B: £16
Wheelchair users: 50% discount and 50% discount for one companion
Under 18: 50% discount
Students: 50% discount
Job Seekers, Income Support Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance: 50% discount
One Essential Companion: 50% discount
Groups 10+: 10% discount
Groups 20+: 20% discount
Groups 30+: 30% discount