DATE AND VENUE
4 June 2014, İş Sanat Concert Hall
HAKAN ŞENSOY conductor
STEVEN ISSERLIS cello
- Bedrich Smetana
“Moldau” from Ma Vlast
- Antonin Dvorak
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
- Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake Suite, Op.20a
Lasts 110’ inc. interval.
19.30-20.00 İş Sanat Concert Hall Foyer
Meet the artist: Steven Isserlis hosted by Dilbağ Tokay *
* To be held in english.
Steven Isserlis humbly defines himself as a cellist, author, musical explorer and general enthusiast, whereas the Gramophone Magazine aptly says, “The music world - and music itself - is infinitely richer for the presence of Steven Isserlis”. A musician for whom life and art are as fulfilling as they are inseperable, the cellist has in fact continued to captivate a devoted following ever since creating sensation with the 1989 Proms premiere of John Tavener’s work written for him. In this concert, he will be performing the Dvorak cello concerto, which he refers to as, “It’s a piece you live with. I’ve lived with it a long time, but it still has a strong impact on me today”. The Romantic Czech warhorse, known for the inexhaustible technical and musical wealth it provides the soloist, will find its worth in the hands of Isserlis and with the exquisite accompaniment of Millî Reasürans Chamber Orchestra, widely acclaimed for its genuineness and contagious energy, conducted by Hakan Şensoy.