THE CZECH Philharmonic performs at Leeds Town Hall with violinist Josef Špa?ek and conductor Tomáš Netopil on February 10.

The concert will feature a programme of some of Czech composer Dvo?ák’s greatest works.

Opening the concert are two of Dvo?ák’s Slavonic Dances, written when he was inspired by the Slavonic folk music of the time. The dances are considered amongst his popular works.

Josef will perform Dvo?ák’s Violin Concerto, a work regarded as bold, classical, and expressive, while featuring Czech folklore.

Symphonyno 9 From a New World closes the concert. In this symphonic work, Dvo?ák aimed to reproduce the spirit of African-American and Native American melodies, while tuning it to his Czech nationality.

The music features strong syncopation, rhythmic ostinatos, drones and pentatonicism and a strong flavour of Czech nationality.

Violinist Josef Špa?ek is a solo performer and has been the leader of the Czech Philharmonic since 2010. Josef’s father is a cellist in the Czech Philharmonic.

Josef studied at the Juilliard School and the Prague Conservatory and was a finalist in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition.

He has performed concertos internationally with acclaimed orchestras such as the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Prague Philharmonic, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and many more.

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