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Ulster Orchestra at Ulster Hall (3/4)

Roberto Gonzalez-Monjas conducts the Ulster Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet overture, Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

We continue this week of programmes from the Ulster Orchestra with a concert recorded last October as part of the 2019 Belfast Festival.

Roberto González-Monjas joins the orchestra to conduct Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture - a magical fantasy piece, based on Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. One of the composer’s best-loved works, this beautiful piece is now one of the most recognisable romantic melodies in the world.

The ever-popular and emotive Concierto de Aranjuez is brought to life by guest guitarist Rafael Aguirre Miñarro. Many people’s first encounter with this beautiful Spanish piece may have been linked to the 1996 film Brassed Off!

To close the concert - Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Inspired by a visit to an exhibition of the composer's friend Viktor Hartmann, each of the movements representing one of the drawings or artworks on display.

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Mussorgsky orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Ulster Orchestra
Rafael Aguirre Miñarro, guitar
Roberto Gonzalez-Monjas, conductor

Presented by Tom McKinney

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Fantasy Overture

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Roberto González-Monjas.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Concierto de Aranjuez

    Performer: Rafael Aguirre Miñarro. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Roberto González-Monjas.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Pictures at an Exhibition

    Orchestrator: Maurice Ravel. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Roberto González-Monjas.
  • Sir Hamilton Harty

    In Ireland

    Performer: Colin Fleming. Performer: Denice Kelly. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • CHANDOS.


  • Wed 11 Mar 2020 14:00