Ulster Orchestra perform Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody at the Ulster Hall, Belfast on 08 March 2024!
We spin yarns from the heroic to the tragic, as dragons, sorceresses, a White Demon and a grotesque puppet take their turn as protagonists in this concert. Iranian composer Behzad Ranjbaran’s Persian Trilogy is inspired by the stories of the Persian epic poem The Shahnameh and the Seven Passages for Orchestra reflects seven epic trials of the poem’s hero, Rostam. Pianist Zhang Zuo will be our guide through the expansive moods and dazzling technical requirements of Rachmaninoff’s spectacular Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and we end the evening in St. Petersburg to follow the tale of Petrushka, the unhappy marionette in love with a ballerina.
Behzad Ranjbaran Seven Passages for Orchestra from Persian Trilogy
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version)
TIANYI LU CONDUCTOR
ZHANG ZUO PIANO
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