Kodály: Dances of Galanta
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8
Roger Kalia, conductor
Eric Byers, cello
Our final concert of the season focuses on the music of two composers of Eastern European descent: Zoltán Kodály and Antonín Dvořák. Kodály’s Dances of Galanta is based on Hungarian folk dances while Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 has been called his most pastoral symphony through his use of Czech melodies. We will also feature cellist Eric Byers in Shostakovich’s haunting and exciting Cello Concerto No. 1.