BartokRomanian Dances

SukMeditation on the Old Bohemian Chorale ‘Saint Wenceslas’

DvorakSerenade for Strings 

Sophie Rosa - director

This vibrant matinee concert brings together three distinctive voices from Eastern Europe, beginning with Bela Bartók’s set of seven piquant miniatures. Josef Suk was both son-in-law and student to Dvořák and an accomplished composer of highly evocative music. His Meditation on the old Czech hymn ‘St Wenceslas’, took its inspiration from the twelfth century, and was an emotive patriotic statement at a time of conflict with neighbouring Austria. 

Dvořák’s famous Serenade for Strings provides a suitably grand and upbeat finale. Written in just two weeks in 1875 it overflows with positive energy, drawing on a rich range of Czech traditional music and lively dance styles.

This concert is directed by our leader and artistic director, Sophie Rosa. 

Tickets: £16/ £5 for under 26s and full-time students

Running time: 1 hour

Sophie Rosa photographed by Ali Johnston