RTÉ Concert Orchestra | David Brophy conductor | Nicolas Altstaedt cello | Naomi Berrill cello | Jakob Koranyi cello | Tatjana Vassiljeva cello
BILL WHELAN Fragments
GERALD BARRY New commissioned work – world premiere
JULIA WOLFE Wind in my hair – second performance, Irish premiere
ELGAR Cello Concerto
Music for Galway has co-commissioned two new cello concertos with the Cello Biennale Amsterdam. The first, Julia Wolfe’s Wind in my hair received its premiere at the CBA 2018 and we are proud to present its second performance as part of Cellissimo.
Gerald Barry’s piece, which gets its world premiere during this festival, will be performed again in the next edition of CBA. Elgar’s cello concerto, a favourite in the repertoire, finishes off this remarkable concert featuring the RTÉ CO, three outstanding international cellists led by the leading Irish conductor of his generation, David Brophy.