Kodály, Dvorák and Mendelssohn
March 22 - March 24, 2012
The phenomenal German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann returns for the too rarely heard Dvo?ák's Violin Concerto, a powerful and beautiful Czech-flavored piece here conducted by the young Slovakian conductor Juraj Valcuha in his BSO debut. Opening the concert is the Hungarian Zoltán Kodály's Dances of Galánta, a 1933 orchestral masterpiece steeped in Central European folk music. Mendelssohn's always fresh Symphony No. 3, Scottish, was one of the fruits of the young genius's long trip to the British Isles in his early twenties.