The Great Concertos: Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody

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ULSTER HALL

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

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