Concerts

The Great Concertos: Sibelius's Violin Concerto

Date
Dec 01 2017
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Ulster Orchestra Ulster Hall Bedford Street, Belfast,
T: 028 9023 9900
E: info@ulsterorchestra.com

Join Ulster Orchestra for another fantastic night of music as part of their 2017-18 season.

Join Ulster Orchestra for another fantastic night of music as part of their 2017-18 season. Before he turned to composition, Sibelius had attempted to carve out a career as a violinist. He never truly left his first love behind and his concerto for violin is the only one he ever wrote. It puts the virtuosity required for performing the work upfront and centre stage in the first movement's cadenza, and the virtuoso to perform the work is rising star, Esther Yoo.

"Sibelius's Violin Concerto in D minor, with BBC New Generation Artist Esther Yoo as the soloist was equally stunning. Yoo's solo passages were bewitching, as she played her cadenza in the middle of the first movement with such a huge and intricate amount of detail it was almost hard to conceive the sounds were coming from just one instrument..." (Herald Scotland)

The Violin Concerto is paired with arguably DvoÅ™ák's greatest symphony, his Seventh, a work which particularly inspired Sibelius in the writing of his Violin Concerto. It's packed full of references to his Czech homeland and brim-full of Slavonic melodies.

Free pre-concert talk at 7pm with Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen. All are welcome.

Programme:

Vaughan-Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
DvoÅ™ák: Symphony No.7

Conductor: Jac van Steen
Violin: Esther Yoo

To book your ticket, please visit www.ulsterorchestra.org.uk