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A Spectacular Six concert

Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm


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Rory Macdonald conductor
Andrew Tyson piano
Benedict Nelson baritone
Nottingham Harmonic Choir

Elgar In the South
Grieg Piano Concerto
Walton Belshazzar’s Feast

Our season finale brings together two English composers inspired by Italy, and an evergreen concerto written by a Norwegian abroad. The dynamic young American pianist Andrew Tyson is the soloist in Grieg’s A minor piano concerto which has become his most significant orchestral work, his familiar lyricism allied to powerful drama. Elgar’s stay in Alassio in 1904 inspired him to write his extrovert overture, In the South, while William Walton began writing his cantata in a monk’s cell on the Amalfi coast. Belshazzar’s Feast was first heard in the 1931 Leeds Festival. Sir Thomas Beecham was so convinced it would fail that he sardonically suggested adding a couple of brass bands to its massive forces. Walton did just that, creating a widescreen spectacular, powered by his thrilling rhythmic drive and most brilliant orchestration.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Neil Bennison introduces the 2017-18 season

Book this concert as part of a package of six gloriously loud concerts this season and receive 20% off all your ticket purchases.


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Spectacular Six
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Groups 10+ 
Save 20% off full price tickets, excluding £10 & £7.50 seats. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 721 0622 to book

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All tickets £5

Choir Stalls £7.50 available from 12.00pm on the day of the concert