The Great Concertos: Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2

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ULSTER HALL
FRIDAY 9 MARCH 2018, 7.45pm

£10 – £29

Wagner                                                 Overture: Tannhäuser

Liszt                                                       Piano Concerto No.2

Brahms                                                 Symphony No.2

Rafael Payare                                    CONDUCTOR

Kirill Gerstein                                    PIANO

This is a concert to speak to the most Romantic of souls! Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto has been described as a ‘concerto for poets’ and is a ground-breaking work by the legendary icon of the piano. It’s a virtuosic partnership between piano and orchestra that is by turns lyrical and introspective, then triumphant and dramatic. Our poet for the performance is Kirill Gerstein, who “…has the touch and fluidity of a Liszt virtuoso and at the same time the intuition of a chamber musician.” (Der Tagesspiel)

 

Brahms’ Second Symphony is full of warmth and optimism, overflowing with joyful melodies. The composer’s friend, Theodore Billroth, described it as “…all rippling streams, blue sky, sunshine, and cool green shadows” and it brings this performance to a lushly pastoral conclusion.

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.

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