New slant to Queen classic as Hull Philharmonic plays the greatest rhapsodies

Posted on 9th May 2016 09:47:41 by Admin

It’s a Beelzebub of an anthem that has astonished, amused, perplexed and rocked the socks off music fans for more than four decades.

Now Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is to take its bow as a completely different type of classic at Hull City Hall.

The grandiose, operatic 1975 best-seller, written by lead singer Freddie Mercury, will be the climax of Rhapsody, Hull Philharmonic Orchestra’s spring concert on May 14, 7.30pm.

But there will be a plenty for the audience to savour first – especially the return to Hull for the third time of the brilliant Italian pianist Alessandro Taverna for Gershwin’s sultry Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2.

Venice-born Taverna hopes to continue where he left off after winning huge ovations for his performances with the Hull Philharmonic in 2013 and 2014.

Comprising seven different rhapsodies, the programme also includes Chabrier’s Espana Rhapsody and Ravel’s earliest published work for a full orchestra, Rapsodie Espagnole