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The Nelson Symphony Orchestra’s first concert for 2019 Czech Mate! will take place at the Auditorium, Nelson Centre of Musical Arts on Saturday 30 March at 7.30pm.
The centrepiece of this popular programme of music by Antonin Dvorak will be the performance of his well known cello concerto with soloist Rolf Gjelsten.
Mr Gjelsten a native of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has been the cellist in the New Zealand String Quartet since May 1994. In 2014 he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for his outstanding services to music in New Zealand.
Dvorak’s famous Symphony “From the New World” occupies the second half of the concert which commences with one of his popular Slavonic dances.
Czech Mate! will be conducted by the NSO’s Director of Music, Nigel Weeks.