TCHAIKOVSKY Overture: The Tempest
ELGAR Cello Concerto
DVORÁK Symphony No 7
Pablo Heras-Casado conductor
Alisa Weilerstein cello
London Symphony Orchestra
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LSO Platform: Guildhall Artists
Barbican Hall 5.30pm, free entry
DVORAK Piano Trio in E minor 'Dumky'
Amarins Wierdsma violin
Yoanna Prodanova cello
Mihai Ritivoiu piano
Following his successful LSO debut in 2014, Pablo Heras-Casado returns to guide 'incandescent' cellist Alisa Weilerstein through her own debut with the Orchestra.
For this occasion Alisa has chosen Elgar’s Cello Concerto – premiered by the LSO in 1919 – a contemplative and elegiac work which laments a lost world after World War I. In contrast Dvorák’s Seventh Symphony is sunny, warm-hearted and lyrical, and full of hope for his Czech homeland. Themes in Tchaikovsky’s Tempest Overture describe sections of the Shakespeare play.