Flight to Freedom


Milton Keynes Theatre

04 July 2010


Finlandia - Sibelius

Piano Concerto no.2 - Shostakovich

New World Symphony - Dvorak


"Here is a programme which will show what a virtuso ensemble the Milton Keynes City Orchestra has become. From the inspiring music of Sibelius at his most patriotic, via the energetic wit of Shostakovich (this concerto was a birthday present to his son Maxim) we arrive at Dvorak's last symphony. This extraordinary work is a most powerful expression of home-sickness and its famous ending, which vanishes like a dream, is unforgettable in live performance. All three composers had a most acute sense of their national heritage, yet all three have international appeal. All three also deploy the modern symphony orchestra to tremendous effect. A good recipe for a memorable evening!

It will be a great pleasure to return to my favourite orchestra. Do come and share that pleasure with me."

Conductor - Hilary Davan Wetton

Soloist - Dominic Piers Smith

Milton Keynes City Orchestra

Finishing time - Approximately 21:45

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