The 2018/19 Finale brings together two recurring themes from across the Season – symphonic pieces on a grand scale and composers taking new and radical approaches to their work.
Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto is often described as one of the best piano concertos ever written, in this concert performed by one of Northern Ireland's great stars, Barry Douglas.
Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony is a powerful telling of resistance and victory.
Veronika Eberle performs Mendelssohn's enchanting and well loved violin concerto.
Tchaikovsky's virtuosic violin concerto is performed by Guy Braunstein
Brahms's masterful Second Piano Concerto is performed by Boris Giltburg.
Strauss Le bourgeois gentilhomme Shostakovich Symphony No.8 Rafael Payare CONDUCTOR Tamás Kocsis VIOLIN Le bourgeois gentilhomme started life as the incidental music to Molière’s play and, much like Don Quixote (performed on 14 September), Strauss’s incidental music scores the main protagonists of the story as the tale unfolds. Written with [...]
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 [...]
Alisa Weilerstein brings to life the eponymous hero of Cervantes's legendary comic novel.
Britten and Mahler were two of Shostakovich’s musical heroes, so it is their music that paves the way for Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.