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Dvořák Cello Concerto with Indira Grier
Saturday, January 25th, 2020: 19:30 to 21:30
Beautiful to hear and difficult to play – the Dvorak Cello Concerto is both in abundance and although many recordings exist, it is not often people have the option to listen to it live, played uniquely and by an expert at the beginning of her career.
Indira Grier is rapidly becoming a much sought after solo cellist. She consistently wins awards and prizes and is one of the few professional cellists in the country who can perform Dvorak’s masterpiece. Indira has recently finished her Masters at the Royal College of Music, having also studied at the Musikhochschule in Luebeck.
Dvorak ensures the cello sounds brilliant against the orchestra by placing many difficult passages higher up in the cello’s range. As a Czech composer, Dvorak infused his native land’s style of melody into the music. Indira’s interpretation in her own words encompasses the ‘magic of Bohemian folk’ with ‘epic, symphonic grandeur.’
Cornwall Concert Orchestra is delighted to be the background to Indira’s playing. The concert includes Smetana’s Vltava from Ma Vlast, which happens to be another famous Czech piece. It conveys the country’s most famous river and its journey through Prague and the countryside to the south. Smetana also employed Bohemian folk themes with an imaginary dance taking place on one of the river’s banks.
The orchestra’s programme further comprises Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and the overture to Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.
There is a strong possibility that tickets will sell out, so secure yours now at thelittleboxoffice.com/coco.