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Litton Crosses Continents

Conductor Andrew Litton and renowned Violinist Kurt Nikkanen bring a slice of the New York City Ballet to Bedford Street 

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    Andrew Litton

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    Kurt Nikkanen

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18 October 2019 19:45


Ulster Hall - Belfast

Copland - Suite: Appalachian Spring 
Barber - Violin Concerto
Walton - Symphony No.1 

We welcome Andrew Litton, Music Director of the New York City Ballet and guest soloist Kurt Nikkanen, Concertmaster of the New York City Ballet as two very special American musical envoys to Belfast.
The concert opens with Aaron Copland’s glorious evocation of the American Midwest in his ballet suite Appalachian Spring. Samuel Barber sits alongside Copland as one of the great American composers and his Violin Concerto opens in a mood of tranquillity, before the piece concludes with a lightning-fast final movement of perpetual motion – a total contrast and a thrilling ride to the end. 
The emotional turmoil of Walton’s First Symphony needs just such a conductor as Andrew Litton to bring its searing, raw passion to life on the Ulster Hall stage.




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