Overview & description

With our second foray into the symphonic works of Antonin Dvořák, Ben Gernon, former Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, makes his Opera North debut with the 8th symphony, a work with a bright and optimistic feel, unlike many of Dvořák's other compositions. Start time 4pm - Talking Music begins at 3.10pm.

The programme also includes Mozart's much-loved Symphony No. 31, 'Paris' before we introduce our guest vocalist for the evening, BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Kathryn Rudge. Elgar's Sea Pictures, a setting of five poems set to music for mezzo-soprano, were premiered in 1899 by Clara Butt dressed as a mermaid! We don't anticipate that Kathryn Rudge will appear in the same guise, but she is sure to enchant either way.

Find out more about the Kirklees Concert Season at www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/town-halls/concert-season.aspx

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Type Price
Tickets Adults from £12; Under 30s £4, Under 17s £1 (exemptions apply).