Dresden Philharmonic OrchestraShow dates: Thu 25th October Running time: 135 minutes
Michael Sanderling conductor
Mikhail Simonyan violin
The fast-rising Russian star, Mikhail Simonyan, takes centre stage for this concert of Eastern European classics and Aram Khachaturian's Violin Concerto offers plenty of opportunity for his virtuosity to shine. Before that, the magic and romance of Prokofiev's ballet music to Cinderella captures some of the composer's most affecting melodies and dashing wit.
Dvořák's 'New World' Symphony was his tribute to a country that had treated him well during his time as Director of New York's National Conservatory of Music. America's wide horizons, its legends and the emotive sounds of Spirituals inspired him to create a powerful and atmospheric soundscape that also harks back to his Bohemian homeland.