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Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Theatre Square, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5ND
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Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday 8 January 2020 | 7.30pm -10.30pm
Ticket prices: £9 - £37

This atmospheric concert sees the Iceland Symphony Orchestra making its first visit to Nottingham under its charismatic Music Director, Yan Pascal Tortelier. The first half brings Gallic flair and finesse, with a selection from Bizet's two sparkling suites from L'Arlésienne. Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, composed for one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein is a moodier affair, its subterranean opening sounds emerging into a riot of colours that recalls the sunrise of Daphnis and Chloë. The influence of jazz is also felt with jaunty rhythms running throughout.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, an award-winning interpreter of Ravel, is our soloist. Anna Thorvaldsdottir is Iceland's leading living composer and her 2011 piece Aeriality evokes the freedom of gliding through air set against the motion of musical tectonic plates. Its textures set the scene for Sibelius's First Symphony, whose etched melodies and rugged climaxes put a Finnish timbre on music blending Germanic rigour with Tchaikovskian expression. This symphony's direct energy and drama ensured its place amongst the greatest turn-of-the-century compositions.

Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

Bizet L'Arlésienne Selection from Suites No.1 & 2
Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Thorvaldsdottir Aeriality
Sibelius Symphony No. 1


 

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Iceland Symphony Orchestra (8 Jan 2020)
DayTimes
Wednesday19:30 - 22:30

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