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The Great Concertos: Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody
Friday 27 October, 2017, 7:45 pm| £10 - £29
FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER 2017, 7.45pm
£10 – £29
Grieg Suite: Peer Gynt
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Nielsen Symphony No.5
Eivind Gullberg Jensen CONDUCTOR
Simon Trpčeski PIANO
Music from Northern Europe, conducted by Norwegian conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen and featuring international star, Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski. At this concert’s heart is Rachmaninov’s show-stopping Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – a concerto in all but name, its variations on Paganini’s Caprice No.24 full of scintillating and imaginative detail.
“The most notable aspect that Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski brought to Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini — and it’s a big one — was wit. Trpčeski brought it out with his crisp, crystalline, lightly pedalled playing… As a result, this piano concerto-in-all-but-name sounded fresh and alive.” (Los Angeles Times)
Nielsen’s two-movement Symphony No.5 completes the evening; a work full of drama and tension, composed in the aftermath of the First World War.
Free pre-concert talk at 7pm with conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen. All welcome.
In partnership with Belfast International Arts Festival
Children under 16 go free!
Under 26s, mature students and unemployed only £5!
£2 discount for those aged 65+ & Great group discounts!
Call 028 9033 4455 to take advantage of these special offers.