Ulster Orchestra presents their Opening Concert by talented Chief Conductor Daniele Rustioni at the Ulster Hall 27 September 2019. Those opening cello chords. Unmistakable in classical music and an unmissable opening to the 2019/20 Ulster Orchestra Season!
Elgar’s Cello Concerto is elegiac and autumnal, written after the Great War and towards the end of the composer’s career when Elgar felt he was passing out of relevance, and the piece’s long solo passages convey that sense of solitude and even loneliness.
Johannes Moser's Elgar Concerto is "musically gripping" and "likely to take your breath away" - Gramophone Magazine
To partner the Elgar, Chief Conductor Daniele Rustioni leads the Ulster Orchestra in a performance of Saint- Saëns’s monumental Third Symphony. His final symphony, Saint-Saëns said 'I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished I will never achieve again.' It’s a remarkable work, full of invention and beautiful melody, which reaches its climax in the final movement’s thundering chords, heard on the mighty Mulholland Organ.
A concert to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end in the iconic Ulster Hall.