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Howard Shelley at 70

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Ulster HallBelfast, Northern Ireland, BT2 7FF, United Kingdom
On Friday 17 January 2020 at 19:45
Ulster Orchestra
Howard ShelleyPiano, Conductor

The Ulster Orchestra has had a long and treasured relationship with the pianist and conductor Howard Shelley, recording regularly together. This concert is an opportunity to celebrate Shelley’s 70th birthday in fine musical style.

Shelley is an elegant and delightful performer of Mozart, capable of bringing out all the charm and drama of the music. The composer Olivier Messiaen, in his essays on Mozart’s concertos, stated that ‘the first movement is without a doubt the most finely wrought, the most perfect of all the first movements of Mozart’s concertos.’ Vast and symphonic in scope, it is a glorious centrepiece to showcase Shelley’s talents in the role of soloist.

Brahms had been so intimidated by Schumann’s prediction that he was the man destined to ‘take over the mantle of Beethoven’ that it took him over 20 years to complete his First Symphony. It was worth the wait though; the listener is taken on an epic journey from dramatic beginning, through titanic struggle to cloud-parting sunshine, brilliance and triumph.

£2 discount for those aged 65+ & Great group discounts!

Children under 16 only £5!

Under 26s, mature students and unemployed only £5!

The Box Office will allocate seats subject to availability.

** Proof of age or valid full-time student card must be shown when paying for your tickets.

* Maximum 2 per paying adult.

** Seating area restrictions may apply to some discounts.

Call 028 9033 4455 to take advantage of these special offers

Howard Shelley © Eric Richmond
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