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Midsummer Night's Dream


Take time to acquaint yourself with its beautiful stillness and you’ll be glad you gave yourself that time to escape.

  • Composer 1

    Mendelssohn

  • Composer 2

    Schumann

  • Conductor

    Dinis Sousa

  • Soloists

    Sayaka Shoji - Violin, Northern Ireland Opera

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Event Details

Dates

12 May 2023 19:45

Venue

Ulster Hall - Belfast


Schumann                      Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn                 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (complete)
 
DINIS SOUSA                 CONDUCTOR
SAYAKA SHOJI               VIOLIN
NORTHERN IRELAND OPERA: MARY MCCABE (SOPRANO), CATHERINE DONNELLY (SOPRANO) AND FEMALE CHORUS
 
Schumann’s Violin Concerto is an enigmatic work with a fascinating backstory, though is perhaps less well-known than other violin concertos.
 
Take time to acquaint yourself with its beautiful stillness and you’ll be glad you gave yourself that time to escape – as its achingly beautiful slow movement gives way to the lilting finale, this is a work to bring calm to the soul.

Then, in the company of singers from Northern Ireland Opera, we head to an Athenian forest for an hour, for Mendelssohn’s complete incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Skittish fairies, star-crossed lovers and even the braying of a donkey find their way into the score, which matches the darting, whimsical Shakespeare tale to perfection.

The Ulster/Waterfront Halls offer guidance, in order to keep your visit as COVID-safe as possible. You can read this guidance here: https://www.ulsterhall.co.uk/visit/ulster-hall-covid-secure-venue/

 

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