This concert features not one, but two delightful pieces for rising star cellist Alexey Stadler, making his debut with the Ulster Orchestra. The Rococo Variations reflect Tchaikovsky’s reverence for the music of Mozart, while Bruch’s Koi Nidrei was written for Liverpool’s Jewish community and recalls the Hebrew devotional music.
Mendelssohn’s Third Symphony, the Scottish, was inspired by a holiday in the British Isles and is packed full of highland flavour. The guest conductor for the night is the internationally renowned Elim Chan.
“Without exuding loud over-confidence, (Chan) commanded effective unity which would be the envy of more experienced practitioners.” (Alan Yu, Bachtrack)