It was undoubtedly anticipated as one of the events of the season, and so it was. The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and its chief conductor Semyon Bychkov dedicated their concert to the music of their country's most revered composer, Antonín Dvořák. An occasion special to celebrate the centenary of Czech music.

The first part began with the guest soloist on this tour, cellist Pablo Ferrández, with one of the most brilliant careers in the hands of this instrument. He gave us the Cello Concerto in B minor with a round and powerful sound in presence. Accompanied by the entire orchestra and Bychkov, they delivered a brilliant performance. After a long ovation from the audience, the Madrid-born musician wanted to gift the melody of Pau Casals' 'Cant dels ocells', which moved the entire hall.

In the second part, it was the turn of the great Symphony, the New World. Semyon Bychkov without a score, skillfully crafting the piece. With an intensity that grew until the final stretch.

A Palau de la Música that responded with overwhelming enthusiasm to this wonderful music performed impeccably. To close a memorable night with Johannes Brahms' 21 Hungarian Dances.