The final Czech concert conducted by Jakub Hrůša pairs Dvořák's eloquent Cello Concerto with his son-in-law Josef Suk's heartfelt Asrael Symphony. Composed in memory of Dvořák and his own wife (Dvořák daughter), the symphony is named after the angel of death who protects the deceased during their journey in the afterlife to the land of eternal blissfulness.
More concerts in Royal Festival Hall:
May 22 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Sir Andrew Davis celebrates Wagner's bicentenary, conducting excerpts from Die Meistersinger and Die Walküre
May 30 2013, 18:00 - Royal Festival Hall
Professor Jonathan Cross introduces the evening’s programme.
London Autumn-Spring 2013/14
Find out about the Philharmonia's 2013/14 season of concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall