BSO: Czech Mates
Start time 7.30pm. £17.25 - £32.25 including booking fee & levy
BSO: Czech Mates

Event Dates

Thursday, 09 May 2019, 7.30pm
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BSO: Czech Mates

Thursday 09 May 2019 - Start time 7.30pm. £17.25 - £32.25 including booking fee & levy

Suk Scherzo Fantastique

Dvorák Piano Concerto

Dvorák Symphony No.5
Kirill Karabits conductor

Sunwook Kim piano

Dvorák’s Piano Concerto is a beautiful and inspiriting work, rich in his characteristic melodic abundance and vivid colouring. Lyric and dramatic elements are effectively contrasted in the opening movement. The slow movement is an idyll of serenity with its theme of noble simplicity, the basis for a dialogue between soloist and orchestra that reaches no great climax but sustains a convincing atmosphere of deep peace prior to the vigorous finale.

His Fifth Symphony is a milestone work, one of those remarkable pieces that allow creative artists to unlock doors to new possibilities and opportunities. It has all the power and invention required to beguile, transport and agitate its audience, particularly in the stormy finale. Written in 1903, Suk’s sunny Scherzo Fantastique is partly an homage to his father-in-law, Dvorák. It has two themes in the first part, a lively dance for woodwinds and a waltz introduced by the cellos, before a slow polka leads to an exuberant conclusion.

Kids for a quid
Wheelchair users: 50% discount and 50% discount for ONE companion
Disabled customers: NO discount but 50% discount for ONE companion
Full-time students: 50% discount (with valid proof)
Job Seekers, Income Support Benefit: 50% discount (with valid proof)
BSO staff: 50% discount with green BSO ID card

Group booking discount available:
10% discount for groups 10+
20% discount for groups 20+
30% discount for groups 30+

For phone bookings please call: 0844 453 9028
Or call our BSO booking line on: 0239 387 0211
(Open mon - fri 9.30am - 2.30pm)

Cafe Our popular Café Guildhall & fully stocked bars will be open for dinner before shows and during intervals. Read More
Car Parking Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.
Drinking Kindly note no flash photography or iPads are allowed, and neither is externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our House Rules for more info.
Booking Fee Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 12%. More information

All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy. This restoration levy will help us to invest in maintaining and enhancing facilities within our historic Grade II Listed building, ensuring that we continue to deliver the highest quality experience for event goers, artists and promoters. We appreciate your on going support for Portsmouth Guildhall. A restoration levy is effective on all events that go on sale as of March 1st 2016.

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