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Afternoon Concert

The Ulster orchestra conducted by Ilyich Rivas, in a programme featuring program music and transcriptions, opening with Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No 1; followed by Respighi's Fountains of Rome, the colourful evocation of water, ever present in the Eternal City; then, Rachmaninov's 5 Etudes tableaux, an orchestration by Respighi taken from selected piano pieces by the Russian composer published under his Op 33 and Op 39; after that concert, Ilyich Rivas returns to conduct the orchestra in Prokofiev's Symphony No 5; then Daniele Rustioni takes to the rostrum to conduct the ensemble in concert including Alfredo Casella's Paganiniana, a divertimento for orchestra inspired on themes by Paganini, written in 1941, followed by two pieces by the Italian-born, British composer Elisabetta Brusa, which bring the afternoon to a close: Simply Largo and Symphony No 2. Presented by Hannah French. 2.00 Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No 1; Respighi: Fountains of Rome; Rachmaninov, orch. by Respighi: 5 Etudes tableaux, Op 61. The Ulster Orchestra, Ilyich Rivas (conductor). 2.55 Prokofiev: Symphony No 5 in B-flat major, Op 100. The Ulster Orchestra, Illyich Rivas (conductor). 3.40 Alfredo Casella: Paganiniana, Op 65; Elisabetta Brusa: Simply Largo; Elisabetta Brusa: Symphony No 2. The Ulster Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni (conductor).

Genre: Music

Running Time: 150 minutes (approx)

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Main Cast

Fiona Talkington
Penny Gore
Hannah French
Ian Skelly
Andrew McGregor
Tom McKinney
Georgia Mann
Natasha Riordan
Elizabeth Alker
Les Pratt
Ruth Thomson
Kate Mollison
Jessica Curry
Preti Taneja
Luke Mulhall
Adrian Scarborough
Clive Portbury
Kevin Bee
Rachael Allen
Lemn Sissay