Saturday, 7 August: A moving concert and a sensitive cellist
Under the baton of the Russian conductor Maxim Emelyanychev, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the British cellist Steven Isserlis will lead us through a special evening on 7 August: the concert will open with the overture from «The Bartered Bride» by Bedřich Smetana, while Antonin Dvořák’s Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in B minor will form the centrepiece of the evening. Born in London in 1958, Isserlis, whose family tree can be traced back to Felix Mendelssohn, has been honoured for his musical merits with numerous accolades, including the «Order of the British Empire». This evening of contrasts concludes with Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor.