Philharmonia Orchestra

Saturday 21 January 2017: 7.30pm
Philharmonia Orchestra
Works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn & Dvorák
Clemens Schuldt Conductor
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay Violin
Min-Jung Kym Piano

Grand Hall at the Dorking Halls
7.30pm
Tickets £14; £20; £25; £29

Beethoven Leonore Overture No.3

Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin & Piano in D minor

Dvorák Symphony No.8 in G major

 

Clemens Schuldt Conductor

Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay Violin

Min-Jung Kym Piano

 

The Philharmonia Orchestra has a distinguished history spanning 70 years, and it is now one of Britain’s leading orchestras, based at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

On this occasion the orchestra will be conducted by Clemens Schuldt, a rising young star among German conductors and the winner of the prestigious Donatella Flick conducting competition in London in 2010.

The orchestra’s programme starts with Beethoven’s Leonore No.3 overture, which he wrote for his only opera Fidelio but rejected as being too dramatic. The soloists in Mendelssohn’s delightful Concerto for Violin & Piano are Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the brilliant British pianist Min-Jung Kym.

The concert concludes with Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony, a tuneful and ebullient work infused with the composer’s love of his native land and its people.