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Jörg Widmann  Principal Guest Conductor/ Clarinet  

Hugh Tinney Piano

Fidget Feet  Aerial Dance                                         


Prokofiev                          Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34

Mendelssohn                    String Symphony No. 8 in D major

Widmann                          Duos for Violin and Cello

Mendelssohn                    String Symphony No. 4 in C minor

Prokofiev                          Quintet in G minor, Op. 39 Trapèze


Widmann continues his exploration of the Mendelssohn Symphonies and other prodigious works.  Nowhere is Mendelssohn‘s talent more evident that in those early Sinfonias, where the range of invention far exceeds the expectation.    No. 4 takes inspiration from Handel, while No. 8 captures the teenage spirit rather splendidly.  Two contrasting works by Prokofiev book-end the programme.  His Quintet in G minor, Op. 39 is a seldom heard gift full of the jazzy themes of the 20‘s, inspired by his forgotten circus ballet Trapèze.  Acrobatic aerial dance specialists, Fidget Feet enhance this unique atmospheric performance.  From the same era,  Prokofiev’s Overture, written in New York was considered in part as a comic but affectionate caricature and features Hugh Tinney on piano.  Prokofiev was hailed as perhaps the only non-Jewish composer who had truly captured the essence of Eastern-European Yiddish music.  Widmann’s selection of Duos, from his Suite of 24 duos for violin and cello, was premiered by his sister Caroline Widmann and Jean-Guihen Queyras.

Concert Dates

  • 20:00, Thursday, November 20, 2014

    RDS Concert Hall, Dublin

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1416600000
  • 20:00, Friday, November 21, 2014

    University Concert Hall, Limerick

    Tickets no longer available


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