Tchaikovsky’s Sixth

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Anna Clyne                           This Midnight Hour

Chopin                                   Piano Concerto No. 2

Tchaikovsky                         Symphony No.6 Pathétique

Eivind Gullberg Jensen      CONDUCTOR

Alexander Gavrylyuk         PIANO

Chopin wrote his piano concertos when he was moving from Poland to Paris and they were designed to showcase his skills as a virtuoso performer. In this Second Piano Concerto, musical ideas introduced by the orchestra are given new passion and invention by the soloist, the second movement is a heartfelt nocturne and the final rondo is full of the mazurka rhythms of Chopin’s homeland.

To perform the Concerto, a modern-day virtuoso. Alexander Gavrylyuk last performed with the Ulster Orchestra in 2016 and he will be the perfect performer to bring Chopin’s work to life.

“Such blow-your-socks-o. virtuosity is complemented with a dark, intense, ferociously concentrated essence and nature… we shall surely be hearing a lot more of this prodigiously gifted young pianist and life force.”

Gramophone Magazine


The concert closes with Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, misnamed the Pathétique (a closer translation from the Russian would be ‘passionate’). Mahler, Shostakovich and Sibelius are just some of the composers who

are unlikely to have written what they did without Tchaikovsky’s Sixth to pave the way and it is considered by both audiences and the composer himself as the best thing he ever wrote.

Children under 16 go free!*

£2 discount for those aged 65+ & Great group discounts!

Under 26s, mature students and unemployed only £5!

The Box Office will allocate seats subject to availability.** Proof of age or valid full-time student card must be shown when paying for your tickets.

* Maximum 2 per paying adult. Additional under 16s £5

** Seating area restrictions may apply to some discounts.

Call 028 9033 4455 to take advantage of these special offers.

Free pre-concert talk at 7pm in the main Auditorium of the Ulster Hall. All welcome.

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