Ulster Orchestra: Influences of Jazz

16 May
Ulster Orchestra's final concert of the season shows two aspects of the influences of jazz on 20th-century art music: first, West Side Story, Bernstein's latin-infused adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and second, Ravel's Concerto in G, whose sophisticated harmonic language reflects what the composer heard in Paris in the 1920s.

The performance concludes with Rachmaninov's mighty Symphonic Dances, his last orchestral work. As the name suggests and like both the other pieces on the programme this evening, it is very much dance-inflected. By all means tap your feet. But please only shout out 'Mambo!' in the Bernstein.

Conductor: JoAnn Falletta

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Soloist: Fabio Bidini (Piano)

Venue: Ulster Hall

Tickets are available from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, 9 Donegall Square North, Belfast, 028 9024 6609
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