JTI Lunchtime Concerts
Stanford Irish Rhapsody No.5H.Andriessen Ricercare Sibelius En Saga
Frank Zielhorst Conductor
Born and brought up in Dublin, Sir Charles Villiers Stanford earned a worldwide reputation in the late 19th Century for his Irish Symphony, followed soon after by his series of Rhapsodies that also had an enormous popular success. Almost a century later, the Ulster Orchestra and the late Vernon Handley introduced Stanford to the ‘CD’ generation, with their acclaimed recordings of his works. No.5 is based on five Irish melodies and is the perfect introduction to this lunchtime concert.