The Ulster Orchestra welcome back Andrew Litton and guest soloist Kurt Nikkanen, Concertmaster of the New York City Ballet, as two very special American musical envoys to Belfast's Ulster Hall.
The concert opens with Aaron Copland’s glorious evocation of the American Midwest in his ballet suite Appalachian Spring. Samuel Barber sits alongside Copland as one of the great American composers and his Violin Concerto opens in a mood of tranquillity, before the piece concludes with a lightning-fast final movement of perpetual motion – a total contrast and a thrilling ride to the end. The emotional turmoil of Walton's First Symphony needs just such a conductor as Andrew Litton to bring its searing, raw passion to life on the Ulster Hall stage.
- Copland Suite: Appalachian Spring
- Barber Violin Concerto
- Walton Symphony No. 1
- Andrew Litton - Conductor
- Kurt Nikkanen - Violin