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SAINT-SAENS’ EGYPTIAN - On Your Doorstep series

Saint-Saëns’ delightful Fifth Piano Concerto is wonderfully performed by our soloist, the highly talented Louis Schwizgebel. 

  • Conductor

    Jac van Steen

  • Soloists

    Louis Schwizgebel

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04 April 2019 19:30


Guildhall - Londonderry

Louis Schwizgebel Piano

Saint-Saëns’s delightful Fifth Piano Concerto is wonderfully performed by our soloist, the highly talented Louis Schwizgebel. Saint-Saëns was an inveterate traveller with a particular love for North Africa and this concerto earns its nickname not only because it was written on one of the composer’s many holidays in Luxor, but also because it is some of Saint-Saëns’s most exotic writing, containing references to Javanese, Spanish and Middle Eastern musical traditions.

This concert also features Elgar’s First Symphony which was premiered to a rapturous response in 1908, with a slow movement that is counted amongst his most beautiful writing. Conducting the Orchestra is Principal Guest Conductor, Jac van Steen.

Book all 4 Guildhall classical concerts to receive 10% off *
Add Messiah to your booking to receive 15% off *
Book both Magic of Christmas & Vienna! for 10% off *

£5.00 (16 – 24 year olds). Under 16s go FREE

*Offers and discounts are not available online. Please call the Box Office or visit in person to avail of these great deals – 028 7126 4455.

Exclusive discounts for ticket holders!
The Ulster Orchestra has partnered with the Maldron and Bishop’s Gate Hotels to offer all concert ticket holders special discounts!

Maldron Hotel: 20% off any food in Grain and Grill Restaurant to anyone who presents an Ulster Orchestra concert ticket on the day/date indicated on the ticket. This can be presented before or after the concert. Reservations 028 7137 1000 or email [email protected]

Bishop’s Gate Hotel: Festive concert package! £139 for double/twin room for 1 night B&B plus two tickets to either Magic of Christmas or Vienna! (offer must be fully pre-paid at time of booking). To reserve, contact 028 7114 0300 or [email protected]



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