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Czech National Symphony Orchestra with Natalie Clein, cello

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Smetana
Má Vlast – From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields
Dvořák
Cello Concerto
Dvořák
Symphony No. 8

Performers

Libor Pešek
conductor
Natalie Clein
cello

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)

Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2016‑17

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