Soaring melodies, jangling cymbals, and cello playing to die for.

A starburst of energy and colour. Anything’s possible when guest conductor Kevin John Edusei works his magic: whether it’s Dvořák’s Czech carnival or Rachmaninoff’s soaring Third Symphony – a song of longing for a lost world, with tunes to die for and a big-band swing. Or, most gripping of all, cello phenomenon Alisa Weilerstein throwing everything she has – and then some – at Barber’s punchy Cello Concerto.

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Carnival Overture Dvořák

Full programme

  • Dvořák, Carnival Overture  (9mins)
  • Barber, Cello Concerto  (26mins)
  • Rachmaninoff, Symphony No.3  (39mins)


  • Photograph of Kevin John Edusei with a baton between his teeth.

    Kevin John Edusei

  • Photograph of Alisa Weilerstein playing the cello.

    Alisa Weilerstein