The Great Concertos: Sibelius’s Violin Concerto

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ULSTER HALL
FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2017, 7.45pm

£10 – £29

Vaughan-Williams                          Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

Sibelius                                                 Violin Concerto

Dvořák                                                  Symphony No.7

Jac van Steen                                     CONDUCTOR

Rosanne Philippens                          VIOLIN

Before he turned to composition, Sibelius had attempted to carve out a career as a violinist. He never truly left his first love behind and his concerto for violin is the only one he ever wrote. It puts the virtuosity required for performing the work upfront and centre stage in the first movement’s cadenza, and the virtuoso to perform the work is rising star, Rosanne Philippens.

“… the inspiration and every moment immensely musical tone of her violin!” Badische Zeitung, September 2014

“… right through the notes you hear the personal voice of a young violinist with a dyke of a character. Volkskrant, October 2016. 

The Violin Concerto is paired with arguably Dvořák’s greatest symphony, his Seventh, and it’s a work which particularly inspired Sibelius in the writing of his Violin Concerto. It’s packed full of references to his Czech homeland and brim-full of Slavonic melodies.

Free pre-concert talk at 7pm with Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen. All welcome.

Children under 16 go free!

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

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

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