Thursday Lunchtimes: Dvořák Symphony No 8
with Principals from Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Thursday 23 February 2023, 1.15pm
RNCM Concert Hall
Our students, staff, and visiting artists perform alongside one another in our weekly Thursday lunchtime concert series. Drop in during your lunch break and enjoy the best of ensemble music in the heart of Manchester.
According to Dvořák, his eighth symphony was meant to be ‘different from the other symphonies, with individual thoughts worked out in a new way’ leading to a decidedly more upbeat and genial work when compared to his more sombre Symphony No 7 or profound Symphony No 9.
His eighth symphony, however, is unique for its rootedness in Dvořák’s Czech homeland with a sonic landscape depicting hunting horns and birdsongs interwoven with traditional dance music and finishing with an exuberant display of brass.
Bringing this lyrical work to life, our students join principals from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in another riveting side-by-side performance. Join us as the musicians of today perform with those of tomorrow.
Mats Zetterqvist director
RNCM Concert Orchestra
£2.50 (Under 26s and Students)
This event will end at approximately 1.55pm.