Classical Music and Opera

BBC Philharmonic

Fri 10th Jan 2020 7.30pm
BBC Philharmonic

BBC Philharmonic return to Blackburn under the baton of New Zealand-born conductor, Holly Mathieson.

HUMPERDINCK Hansel and Gretel: Prelude

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto

DVOŘÁK Symphony No.8


Holly Matthieson conductor | Aleksey Semenenko violin

Holly Mathieson is a  passionate communicator, combined with crystalline technique and a collaborative approach, she has won plaudits in all forms of music direction from opera, ballet to full scale symphonic programmes. She opens this BBC Philharmonic programme with a shimmering fairy-tale, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, before being joined by Aleksey Semenenko for Tchaikovsky’s perennially popular Violin Concerto. It is rich both in melody and finely-crafted virtuoso writing and culminates in a thrilling Cossack dance. In the words of the great Czech conductor Vacláv Talich, Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony ‘sings of the joy of green pastures, of summer evenings, of the melancholy of blue forests, of the defiant merry-making of Czech peasants.’ It is a magnificent work that simply brims with great melodies.


Pre-concert talk: Simon Webb, General Manager at BBC Philharmonic, in conversation with Aleksey Semenenko.  The talk will commence on the raked seating at 6.30pm.  Tickets cost £3 and include a complimentary drink.



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Age Guidance: U16s must be accompanied by an adult

On sale date: Friday 14th June 2019 at 10am


Friday 10th January
Start: 7.30pm
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