Not one, but two absolute blockbusters form the core of this concert which makes its way to the Ulster Hall, 18 February 2022! Anna Clyne’s richly imaginative This Midnight Hour starts the musical journey before Fenella Humphreys features as soloist in Sibelius’s heart-breakingly beautiful Violin Concerto, which glitters with the snow of a Finnish landscape.
“...For all the powerhouse virtuosity of its solo part, Sibelius's Violin Concerto also has a brooding streak that isn’t at all typical of the genre, and it takes an unusually fine artist to be able to bridge the two extremes." - BBC Music Magazine
Fenella Humphreys’s playing is a genuine revelation in the way it brings out the music’s dark and introspective qualities, with no shortage of technical panache
Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is a euphoric work, full of power and drama. The gravitas in the symphony’s second movement was perfect for the soundtrack of the 2010 film The King’s Speech and the finale was apparently summed up by Tchaikovsky as
“A whole series of images, full of unrestrained joy, full of bliss and pleasure of life”.
COVID Status Check
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
- Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test
- Proof of natural immunity
- Proof of participation in a clinical trial for vaccination against coronavirus
- Proof of medical exemption from vaccination
This evidence must be accompanied by photographic ID.
All ticket holders over the age of 18 will be required to complete a COVID Status Check on arrival