Czech National Symphony Orchestra

 With Chloe Hanslip (violin)

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Smetana - Bartered Bride Overture
Bruch - Violin Concerto
Dvoƙák - Two Slavonic Dances
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7


Internationally acclaimed American conductor and pupil of Leonard Bernstein, Steven Mercurio conducts a colourful programme at Perth Festival of the Arts featuring one of the most popular violin concertos ever written and Beethoven’s energetic Seventh Symphony.

Over the past 30 years, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra has grown to become one of the leading Czech ensembles, and currently ranks among the most highly sought after orchestras in Europe. Its glowing reputation can be attributed to the members’ versatility to perform a wide range of genres spanning classical, film music, jazz as well as musicals which see audiences flock to hear them both locally and internationally.

Notable conductors, composers and film directors who have been collaborating with the orchestra or who worked with the orchestra at concerts and in the CNSO Studio in Prague include Lalo Schifrin, Pino Donaggio, Giuliano Taviani, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Quentin Tarantino, Vince Mendoza, Giuseppe Tornatore, Carl Davis, Steven Mercurio, Marcello Rota, Vladimir Cosma, Christian Lindberg and Chick Corea.

Czech National Symphony Orchestra 

Maestro Steven Mercurio is currently the Music Director of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, also serving as Music Director of the Spoleto Festival for five years and Principal Conductor for the Opera Company of Philadelphia. His symphonic appearances have spanned the globe appearing throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, with numerous Italian orchestras, Australia, the Far East and broadly throughout the United States.

Chloë Hanslip (b. 1987) has already established herself as an artist of distinction on the international stage. Prodigiously talented, she made her BBC Proms debut at fourteen and her US concerto debut at fifteen and has performed at major venues in the UK (Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall), Europe (Vienna Musikverein, Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Paris Louvre and Salle Gaveau, St Petersburg Hermitage) as well as Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Arts Space in Tokyo and the Seoul Arts Centre. 

1 Chloe Hanslip

Tickets £20.50 - £39.50. Under 18s £5. Concessions (students, disabled, unemployed) £17.50 -  £36.50. Carers go free when accompanying the person they care for.