Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 19:45
The Anvil, Basingstoke
Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Scotchmer
Rebecca Totterdell
James Lisney - Piano

Brahms  Academic Festival Overture
Tchaikovsky  Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Dvorak  Symphony  No 8

This promises to be a spectactular summer concert, featuring many popular works including Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak's famous symphony No.8.

The Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163, was composed and orchestrated by Antonín Dvořák within the two-and-a-half-month period from August 26 to November 8 1889 in Vysoká u Příbrami,Bohemia. The score was dedicated: "To the Bohemian Academy of Emperor Franz Joseph for the Encouragement of Arts and Literature, in thanks for my election." Dvořák conducted the premiere in Prague on February 2,1890.