- Victoria Vita Polevá The Bell - Symphony No. 4 for Violoncello and Orchestra (UK premiere)
- Oksana Lyniv conductor
- Inbal Segev cello
Oksana Lyniv conducts Dvořák's happiest symphony - his Eighth.
‘Writing music was what I knew as life’ says the Ukrainian composer Victoria Vita Polevá, describing her childhood, and few living composers write with more beauty, more power or more unsparing emotional honesty. A Polevá premiere is a major event, and today we’re proud to join cellist Inbal Segev for the first UK performance of her Cello Concerto. Polevá’s compatriot Oksana Lyniv conducts, and she’s paired it with Janáček’s irrepressible fox-tale, and Dvořák’s happiest symphony. Expect sunshine, dance rhythms and birdsong: music, in other words, that makes you feel glad to be alive.
Fri 9 Feb 2024, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
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* Co-commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Segev’s cello tone is focused and eloquent; matte and viola-like in its upper register, it fills out warmly on the bottom strings.