Philharmonic at the Stadion Hall.
BEDŘICH SMETANA Hakon Jarl, symphonic poem, Op. 16
EDVARD GRIEG Peer Gynt, suite No. 1, Op. 46 and No. 2, Op. 55
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
Brno Philharmonic, conductor Stefan Veselka
• A Czech-Norwegian programme under the baton of a Czech-Norwegian conductor.
• Bedřich Smetana’s third and last “Swedish” symphonic poem, composed during his stay in Gothenburg and inspired by a historical tragedy by the Danish playwright Adam Oehlenschläger about a 10th-century ruler of Norway.
• Famous suites from Grieg’s incidental music for Henrik Ibsen’s verse drama Peer Gynt.
• One of Dvořák’s symphonic masterpieces, sometimes dubbed English in reference to its publisher, the London firm Novello.
• A work full of joy, composure and admiration for the beauty of nature as well as Czech and more broadly Slavonic folk music.