RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013 Season

Friday 15 February 2013, 8pm

National Concert Hall
Ends 10pm approx

Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55 [15']
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 5 in F, Op. 103 'Egyptian' [29']
Prokofiev Symphony No. 4 in C, Op. 47 (original version) [23']
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 [15']

Lilya Zilberstein piano
Alan Buribayev conductor

TAKEN FROM HIS MUSIC FOR IBSEN'S PEER GYNT, the story of a boastful and vain outlaw who finds love in old age, Grieg's Suites boast some of the most atmospheric and beautiful music ever written, from the sublime 'Morning' and haunting 'Solveig's Song' to the fiery 'Arabian Dance' and vivid depiction of grotesque mountain trolls and gnomes.

No less exotic is Saint-Saens' 'Egyptian' Concerto, a magical voyage full of Middle Eastern scents with brilliantly descriptive piano writing for virtuoso Lilya Zilberstein. Finally Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony provides drama and emotion aplenty in rich and relishable music.

Soundings, 7pm: Guest Talk
TCD Head of Music Simon Trezise on Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony

Tickets: €10, €18, €24, €30, €35
(concessions €9, €16, €22, €27, €32)
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