Elgar In the South Walton Violin ConcertoBizet Carmen excerpts Debussy La Mer
Conductor Jac van Steen Soloist Tasmin Little
Salford based orchestra BBC Philharmonic returns to Hull City Hall for the third consecutive year, led by Dutch conductor Jac van Steen and joined by outstanding violinist Tasmin Little. The first half of the programme features the works of two of the finest English composers, opening with Elgar’s concert overture In the South (Alassio), which was inspired by a family holiday to the town on the Italian Riviera of the same name, followed by Walton’s Violin Concerto, which was commissioned by Russian violinist Jascha Heifetz in 1936. The second half comprises pieces by two of the greatest French composers and includes excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen, one of the most popular and most performed operas off all time, and closes with Debussy’s La Mer, the impressionist composer’s set of three symphonic sketches inspired by the sea.
This concert is part of the Hull City Hall Classics 2017-18 season
Map reference: TA 095287 Lat: 53.74379 Long: -0.34060
By Road: To Princes Quay Coach and Car Park - Approach the city centre along A63 east bound. As you come off the elevated section into the city centre you will see a large roundabout/junction with traffic lights. Go straight ahead at the junction taking the first left into Myton Street (signposted Princes Quay), this street is one way. Keep to the right hand lane and turn right into Osborne Street. The road bears to the right and becomes Waterhouse Lane.
By Public Transport: From the station turn right. At the next set of traffic lights at the junction with Carr Lane/Anlaby Road take the middle lane to go straight on, take the next left into Osbourne Street, the road bears to the right and becomes Waterhouse Lane. To access the Princes Quay car park, take the barrier entry point on the left.