One of Debussy's most famous works, the 'Prelude', stretches keys and
tonalitites to their limits and has been described as 'ten minutes that changed the musical world'. Robin Michael returns as a welcome
soloist in the virtuosic 2nd Cello Concerto by Saint-Saëns and also
plays an arrangement by Sally Beamish of the Debussy suite.
Commissioned by the MCO for its 40th Anniversary in 2012, Richard
Michael's Suite consists of five movements, each in the style of a
legendary jazz pianist. The composer will treat the audience to a range
of colours from Stride through to Latin, Swing, Ballad, and Be-bop; it
may not be your usual MCO style, but at the last performance it was
greeted with much critical acclaim.