A passionate cello concerto with Kian Soltani

Dvořák's Symphony No. 8

11 October | 8:15 p.m.
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Friday October 11
Amare Concert Hall, The Hague
From €36
Conductor: Valentina Peleggi
Cello: Kian Soltani
This concert is part of the Symphonic Friday - Large series.

Joy and tenderness find musical expression in Antonín Dvořák's  Symphony No. 8. This masterpiece unleashes the full imaginative power of music. You will be swept away from the sunny Bohemian countryside to an elegant ball with twirling dancers, singing violins and booming timpani. The orchestra performs with panache and humour, as if playing a comedy about the joys of life.

Our former artist in residence (2018-2019), star cellist Kian Soltani, will further stir the imagination with his rendition of Dmitri Kabalevsky's virtuosic Cello Concerto No. 2. It's a remarkable work from the Soviet Union with a unique sound, in the neoclassical style. Kabalevsky elevates the cello to a heroic figure taking on all kinds of challenges, alternately supported and contradicted by the orchestra. You can sense the adrenaline, determination and excitement of adventure. Rounding out the evening will be Dvořák's Othello Overture. Returning conductor Valentina Peleggi will draw on influences from folk music, but bring her own characteristic drive and expression to The Hague.