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We are delighted to present the World Première of Piers Hellawell’s Rapprochement, a Concerto written for our soloist Clare Hammond.

  • Composer 1

    Copland

  • Composer 2

    Hellawell, Piers

  • Composer 3

    Moussa, Samy

  • Composer 4

    Vaughan Williams

  • Conductor

    Jamie Phillips

  • Soloists

    Clare Hammond - Piano

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Event Details

Dates

24 March 2023 19:45

Venue

Ulster Hall - Belfast


Copland                                       Appalachian Spring
Piers Hellawell                            Rapprochement (world première, UO co-commission)
Samy Moussa                             Orpheus
Vaughan Williams                       Symphony No. 5
 
JAMIE PHILLIPS                          CONDUCTOR
CLARE HAMMOND                      PIANO
 
A rare outing for the chamber arrangement of Copland’s Appalachian Spring presents a very different character and quality to this well-known work – all the vast space of the American Mid-West is still present, but this version also conveys the loneliness of being a frontier settler.
 
We are delighted to present the World Première of Piers Hellawell’s Rapprochement, a Concerto written for our soloist Clare Hammond. Clare will also perform Orpheus by Samy Moussa and the two pieces form a complementary pair. Where Hellawell’s work is extrovert, Moussa’s is meditative; the two works explore the same chamber ensemble in very different ways to create their own sound worlds.
 
Our concert closes with more open space, but this time with a distinctly English feel in Vaughan Williams’s Fifth Symphony. Written at the start of World War II, it seems to seek to remind people of the power of peace at a time of war and offers space for serene contemplation amidst the hustle and bustle of life.

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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