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This ‘Postcard from France’ brings together music by three contemporaries, including one whose name deserves to be much better-known.
Holmés La nuit et l’amour
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Daniele Rustioni Conductor
Federico Colli Piano
Thanks to the support of the Association of British Orchestra’s Sirens Fund, this concert opens with Augusta Holmés’s La nuit et l’amour. Holmès flouted the conventions of the late 19th century to not just write music, but write music that was intense, powerful and political. The French-Irish composer’s life story is as bold and dramatic as her music and we are thrilled to be able to perform this work.
Saint-Saëns’s Second Piano Concerto was composed in a flurry of 17 days in order for the composer to premiere it as part of the Parisian conducting debut of his great friend, the Russian pianist Arthur Rubenstein. The result is an exhilarating ride through influences such as Liszt and Bach, inspiration from Saint-Saëns’s then-pupil Gabriel Fauré and finishes with the lively Italian dance, the saltarello.
Berlioz’s epic masterpiece of obsessive desire, Symphonie fantastique, is a truly theatrical close to this concert. Its five fantastic movements (including the famous March to the Scaffold and Witches’ Sabbath) are utterly unique; this nightmarish tale is a feverishly exciting listen.
All ticket holders aged 18 and over, will need to provide evidence of their Covid status through one of the following:
- Proof of full vaccination (using the COVIDCert NI app to display a COVID Passport that will be scanned using the COVIDCert Verifier App OR using a paper certificate obtained from the HSCNI OR using your COVID-19 Vaccination Card and photographic ID matching the name on your vaccination card)
- Proof of a negative lateral flow test taken on the same day, or one day before, the event. Individuals are required to report their negative test result in advance to obtain digital proof by email and/or text message
- Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, taken in the previous 30 to 180 days
- Proof of participation in a clinical trial for vaccination shown by confirmation in writing of participation (current or past) in a clinical trial for vaccination against coronavirus from the organiser of that trial
- Proof of medical exemption from vaccination shown by evidence provided through the Northern Ireland Covid Certification process
This evidence must be accompanied by photographic ID. All visitors will be required to complete a COVID Status Check on arrival at the venue.
- Admission £10 - £30
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