Kirklees Concert Season

Kirklees Concert Season / Events / Thu 28 Sep 2017

From the Old World to the New: Glinka, Borodin and Dvořák

From the Old World to the New: Glinka, Borodin and Dvořák

Both Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila and Borodin's Polovtsian Dances are more well-known than the operas they come from and are arguably the composers' most renowned works. Similarly, 'From the New World' Symphony has a far greater following than any of Dvořák's other works and, since its premier in 1893, has been one of the most performed symphonies worldwide.

Alpesh Chauhan, Principal Conductor of Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini Parma and former Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, makes his debut in Kirklees and with Opera North in this season's opening concert.


Alpesh Chauhan: Conductor
Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila: Overture
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Borodin: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'

Time: 7.30pm
Talking Music begins at 6.40pm

Part of the Orchestral season subscription package

“Chauhan is one of those conductors who makes every phrase and detail sound like it's communicating something - and he possesses that magical, Beecham-like knack for making evening the rests sing” The Arts Desk

How to book for the Kirklees Concert Season:

Kirklees Town Halls Box Office
Phone: 01484 225755
In person: Holmfirth Visitor Information Centre; Huddersfield Visitor Information Centre & Dewsbury Box Office
Booking fees: Please note that as of 1st May 2017 a booking fee of £1 per ticket will be levied on all Kirklees Town Halls tickets with a face value of £12 or more

Opera North Box Office
Phone: 0844 848 2720*
In person: 46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU
*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge

Prices and discounts:
Orchestral Concerts:
Tickets: Adults from £12 | Under 30s £4 | Under 17s £1 (exemptions apply).
Concessions available. Booking fees may apply.
Subscription tickets are available until Thursday 28th September 2017.

For the full Kirklees Concert Season brochure click here

An audio version of the full Kirklees Concert Season brochure is available here;

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Event Location

Huddersfield Town Hall

Ramsden Street

Telephone: 01484 225 755

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