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    Jul 3, 2014
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      BBC Summer Invitation Concerts


      Join us this August for a series of concerts featuring the Ulster Orchestra and visiting conductors.

      Summer Invitation Concert: Lunchtime concert (Wednesday 6 August, 1.05pm)
      Ulster Hall
      Swedish conductor Niklas Willén conducts the Ulster Orchestra in the first of two BBC Radio 3 recordings exploring Nordic and Baltic repertoire.

      Today enjoy the lyrical Four Swedish Dances Op.32 by Swedish composer, conductor and violinist Tor Aulin (1866-1914) and Symphony No.3 by the first great Scandinavian symphonist, Franz Berwald (1796-1868). Nicknamed the "Sinfonie Singulière" the work was completed in 1845, but didn't receive its first performance until 1905. In fact, it was the only one of Berwald's four symphonies performed during his lifetime.


      Summer Invitation Concert: Evening concert (Friday 8 August, 7.45pm)
      Ulster Hall
      Swedish conductor Niklas Willén conducts the Ulster Orchestra in the second of two BBC Radio 3 recordings exploring Nordic and Baltic repertoire.

      Tonight he's joined by one of Norway's most exciting young pianists, Christian Ihle Hadland, for a performance of the Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.8, by the Norwegian composer-pianist, Thomas Tellefsen (1823-1874). The programme also includes Grieg's Lyric Suite Op. 54, originally composed for piano, and Hugo Alfvén's Symphony No.1, Op.7.


      Summer Invitation Concert: Lunchtime concert (Wednesday 13 August, 1.05pm)
      Ulster Hall
      Finnish conductor Esa Heikkilä conducts the Ulster Orchestra in the first of two BBC Radio 3 recordings exploring Nordic and Baltic repertoire.

      Today enjoy an Overture by Uuno Klami (1900-1961), one of the leading Finnish composers during the first half of the twentieth century and Symphony No.4 by his Estonian contemporary, Eduard Tubin (1905-1982). The first sketches of the Fourth Symphony date from 1942. However it was mostly written in a short period the following year and then revised in 1978. Throughout the work Tubin's skills as a fine orchestrator ring clear.


      Summer Invitation Concert: Evening concert (Friday 15 August, 7.45pm)
      Ulster Hall
      Finnish conductor Esa Heikkilä conducts the Ulster Orchestra in the second of two BBC Radio 3 recordings exploring Nordic and Baltic repertoire.
      Tonight he's joined by former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Sweden-based flautist Sharon Bezaly, for a performance of Nielsen's Flute Concerto. The two movement work was written in 1926 for Gilbert Jespersen, flautist of the Copenhagen Wind Quintet.

      The programme also includes three works by Sibelius: his uplifting Overture in E Major (1891); Rakastava Op.14 - music originally conceived as a suite of four songs for male voice choir; and the tone poem The Wood Nymph, one of four works he composed based on the poem of the same name by Finnish poet Viktor Rydberg.


      For more information and full programme details, and to apply for tickets, visit the BBC Tickets website.

      We do hope you can join us.

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