Part of Perth Concert Series 2019/20
Priority subscription booking is now open and runs until Wed 14 Aug. During this period you can only book for this concert if you subscribe to the full Perth Concert Series season. Subscription bookings are only available in person or by phone - please contact our Box Office to book. Single tickets go on sale Thu 15 Aug from 10am.
Smetana Overture, The Bartered Bride
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Dohnányi Symphony No 1
Gergely Madaras, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
Discover the world of Hungarian composer Erno von Dohnányi - the missing link between Romantic Vienna and the fiery sounds of Bartók and Kodály. His first symphony is something of a passion for our Hungarian guest conductor Gergely Madaras; and its moody fin-de-siècle atmosphere offers a lush contrast to Tchaikovsky’s sunlit Violin Concerto - a work that can’t quite decide whether to sing or to dance, and ends up doing both in the most tuneful way imaginable.
The ‘barnstorming’ (The Daily Telegraph) Karen Gomyo should light up the sky - and we begin in rural Bohemia, with the ebullient overture to the funniest of all Czech operas.