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Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 20:00 to 22:10
Duration: 2 hours 10 mins
Contact: Charlotte Eglington -
Location: University Concert Hall, University of Limerick, Ireland

Winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year, and featured artist at Harry and Megan’s Royal Wedding, the amazing young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins the ICO for the first time: performing Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto No.1.

An instant hit and a firm favourite with audiences. Innovative and unique, it demonstrates the range, and dynamic projection of the cello, that speaks to the soul. Beethoven’s thrilling Overture to Goethe’s play Egmont, captures its themes of tyranny and defiance - resulting in music of explosive power.

The inspiration for Irish composer Deirdre McKay’s Meltwater transports us to a distant world of glaciers - both solid and liquid. Bizet‘s Symphony in C Major reveals the individuality of a young man with a rare gift for melody and an instinctive grasp of form. Undiscovered for 80 years, it‘s an absolute gem. Gábor Káli, one of Europe’s finest young maestros, conducts these two magical performances.