The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

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The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott Thursday 23 January 2014

The Lyric Concert with Paul Herriott

In tonight's concert two fragrant French showpieces make an enchanting showcase for violinist Sayaka Shoji and a contrast to the sheer musical wizardry of The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Watch: Friday 24th February, 8pm

Paul Herriott presents tonight's concert live from the National Concert Hall with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of Tchaikovsky. Led by the ‘dynamism and steely-finger energy’ (CultureNorthernIreland.com) of Belfast-born piano virtuoso Barry Douglas, our two-part celebration of the master of melody, Tchaikovsky, begins with a brace of tune-filled Piano Concertos: the First, resplendent with one of the most familiar and lavish themes in the repertoire, and his last work, the athletically graceful Third. The Tempest is a fantasy overture of dramatic richness, Romeo and Juliet a romantic and ripe evocation of Shakespeare’s young ‘star-crossed lovers’. 
Tchaikovsky: The Tempest, Fantasy Overture  
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat  
Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture  
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor  
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 
Barry Douglas (piano) 
Alexander Vedernikov (conductor)  

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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