Preview: Prague Symphony Orchestra at Leeds Town Hall 28/11/15

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Internationally renowned British violinist, Chloë Hanslip performs with one of the top Czech musical ensembles, Prague Symphony Orchestra at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 28 November.

Described as performing with ‘panache, poise, and laser-like accuracy’ (BBC Music Magazine), Chloë Hanslip performs Beethoven’s well-known Violin Concerto, nicknamed the ‘kettledrum’ due to the prominent drum part. Under the baton of Chief Conductor Pietari Inkinen, the orchestra will also perform Šárka from Smetana’s Má Vlast (My homeland) and Sibelius’ Symphony No 1 which begins with a solo clarinet performing an ‘S’ motif with its notes, Sibelius’ signature.

Chloë Hanslip has already established herself as an international violinist, having studied for ten years with the Russian pedagogue Zakhar Bron. She made her BBC Proms debut in 2002, her US concert debut in 2003 and has performed in major venues in the UK and Europe, such as The Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Louvre and Vienna Musikverein. Chloë won two awards for her two CD recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra; the German ‘Echo Klassik Award for Best Newcomer’ (2002), and ‘Young British Classical Performer’ at the Classical BRITS (2003). She plays a 1737 Guarneri del Gesu.

The Prague Symphony Orchestra is the official representative orchestra of the city of Prague. The Orchestra’s home is the magnificent Smetana Hall in the Municipal House, one of the most famous art nouveau structures in the city. The orchestra tours extensively around the world including major venues throughout Europe, the USA and South America, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Turkey, Israel, Oman and Puerto Rico. Though it has grown throughout its eighty-year history, the orchestra continues to pay homage to its original purpose of film, opera and concert programming and boasts a vast recording catalogue of Czech film and other classical music works.

Tickets for this concert are priced at £12.50-£33.50 and are available from the Box Office on 0113 376 0318 or book online at www.leedsconcertseason.com. Don’t forget that 50% discounts are available for students, under 18s and jobseekers. Plus, if you’re under 26 you can purchase tickets for an orchestral concert for just £5 in the seven days before the concert.

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