The first performance by the season’s soloist-in-residence, Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan, will include the dramatic and dark Violin Concerto No. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich. He wrote this work in the post-war years for the legendary David Oistrach, who also contributed to the solo part. The programme will begin with the Overture for Strings that the Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski wrote for what was then known as the Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. The second half of the concert will feature Dvořák’s bright Symphony No. 8 conducted by the PRSO’s Chief Conductor Alexander Liebreich – an extraordinary experience indeed.
– Witold Lutosławski: Ouvertura for Strings
– Dmitrij Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77
– Antonín Dvořák: Symfony no. 8 G major, op. 88