Orchestra of Opera North: Shostakovich and Bartók

Sunday 27 February 2022

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Ustvolskaya Symphonic Poem No. 2
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

The maelstrom of the mid-20th century is the focus tonight, as Antony Hermus’ programme opens with Galina Ustvolskaya’s terrifically imposing Symphonic Poem No. 2.

Returning to the work of her teacher, Shostakovich, Leader of the Orchestra David Greed steps forward as soloist in the First Violin Concerto for his last show in Huddersfield as the leader of the Orchestra of Opera North. One of Bartók’s last and most popular compositions – featuring a cheeky quotation from Shostakovich’s “Leningrad” Symphony – the Concerto for Orchestra closes the evening.

“Speaking of thrills, there is the orchestra. Conductor Antony Hermus presses the Opera North players hard, with excellently menacing results”
The Times on Tosca (2018)

Read more about David Greed‘s last concerts as he prepares to bow out.

From £13 | Concessions available

Start time
Join us for a free pre-show talk, starting at 3.40pm

16 and under: £1
Under 30: £4
Concession: £11-£24

Part of the Kirklees Concert Season. Explore the full Season including the organ series here. 

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Antony Hermus


David Greed


Orchestra of Opera North: Shostakovich and Bartók

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