- Má Vlast – From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields
- Cello Concerto
- Symphony No. 8
- Libor Pešek
- Natalie Clein
Celebrating its 23rd birthday in 2016, the CNSO is one of the most popular orchestras in the world, touring extensively and attracting top international conductors and soloists. Prague-born conductor Libor Pešek has been its Chief Conductor since 2007 and he opens the concert with a symphonic poem from Smetana’s patriotic Má Vlast, perfectly depicting the natural beauty of the Czech countryside.
Esteemed British cellist Natalie Clein joins the orchestra to perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto – a work beloved by audiences and performers alike, it remains one of the most popular concertos in the cello repertory.
‘Pešek shapes Dvořák’s melodies with great subtlety: his ability to achieve fine-grained orchestral phrasing is unrivalled among contemporary conductors.’ (International Record Review)