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R6 / Benjamin plays Britten • Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Meet-up with the artists before the concert Rudolfinum | Talich Lounge | 1st floor | 6.30-7.15 pm

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Benjamin Britten
An American Overture

Benjamin Britten
Piano concerto, Op. 13

William Walton
Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor


Jessica Cottis conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor piano

Photo illustrating the event R6 / Benjamin plays Britten Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

After a successful concert at the Prague Spring Festival, conductor Jessica Cottis joins again the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra in a programme dedicated to English music. It will open with An American Overture, which, as the title suggests, was written by Benjamin Britten during the Second World War in the United States. Then one of the most talented British pianists of today, Benjamin Grosvenor, will perform the Piano Concerto by the same composer, which is several years older and characterised by its energy and wit. Grosvenor, who has performed the work at the BBC Proms, has worked with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chicago and Boston Symphonies, and with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Kent Nagano and Semyon Bychkov. The London-based Australian conductor will end the evening with William Walton's masterful Symphony No. 1, whose rendition promises to give the audience a great opportunity to get more familiar with the music of this composer.

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