Karin Hendrickson conductor
Samara Ginsberg
cello

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat Op 107
David Ridley New Work (World Premiere)
Rimsky Korsakov Symphony No 1 in E minor Op 1

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra is delighted to be playing under the baton of its new conductor, Karin Hendrickson.  We welcome soloist Samara Ginsberg in this tricky cello concerto, written by Shostakovich for Mstislav Rostropovich.  The orchestra has commissioned Ataraxia from David Ridley, and it will be receiving its first performance in St Georges at this concert.  Ataraxia is a term used by the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus to mean ‘an untroubled and tranquil condition of the soul.’  The concert ends with Rimsky Korsakov’s 1st symphony.  With themes from Russian folk culture, a contemporary critic described it as ‘the first Russian symphony.’

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Saturday 10 March
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