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Episode 3

Louise Fryer introduces an Ulster Orchestra concert recorded last Friday evening in the Ulster Hall, Belfast, with conductor Ryan Wigglesworth. It features the latest instalment in the Ulster Orchestra's Sibelius cycle, the 'economical' Symphony No 3. The week's British theme continues as Tasmin Little joins the orchestra for William Walton's Violin Concerto - a tour de force commissioned in 1936 by Jascha Heifetz for the sum of £300! (It was worth a lot more in those days.) The concert begins with Berlioz's Overture, Le roi Lear - based on Shakespeare's play, a recent discovery for the composer whose love of Shakespeare was to be lifelong.

Berlioz: Overture, Le roi Lear
2.10pm
Walton: Violin Concerto
Tasmin Little (violin)
2.45pm
Sibelius: Symphony No 3
Ulster Orchestra,
Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor).

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Wed 22 Jan 2014 14:00