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In no other violin concerto is the soloist’s first note, so delicately dissonant & off beat, more beautiful than in Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. Performed by one of Britain’s leading violinists, Mathew Trusler, this piece demonstrates Sibelius’ passion for the violin and complete understanding of the sound of the instrument.

Led by Spanish maestro Eduardo Portal, the Orchestra will open the concert with layers of lively, fast paced strings in the Overture to Mozart’s spirited masterpiece, the Marriage of Figaro.

With its long, expressive lines and elegiac mood, Barber’s Adagio for Strings has been described as the American anthem of mourning having been played at notable figure’s funerals. Closing the concert will be Beethoven’s stirring Symphony No.7; a wonderful blend of orchestral gravitas and swelling tunes which is recognisable from the film The King’s Speech.

There will be a pre-concert lecture at 6.15pm with Dr Simon Debruslais (Lecturer in Music at the School of Drama, Music and Screen at Hull University) and a pre-concert talk at 6.40pm with Matthew Trusler. Both are free to ticket holders.


Queen Victoria Square
01482 300 300


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Venue Access

  • Assistance Dogs
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

Creative Credits

Conductor: Eduardo Portal | Violin: Matthew Trusler