Ulster Orchestra: A delicious Viennese whirl for all
The Ulster Orchestra gave another top performance on Friday evening.
Interspersing the Viennese, French, Italian and Latin-American music were opportunities for Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup to show irresistibly that Viennese music is for dancing.
The hugely popular US tenor Noah Stewart is blessed with a wonderful voice, and even more with star quality, and did not disappoint with the traditional Viennese offerings from Lehar and Sigmund Romberg, as well as Puccini and Bizet.
But a strong Irish encore would not have been amiss on this offbeat but wonderful evening of music.
The performers proved that classical music is fun, and they deservedly received a standing ovation at the end.
Some misguided critics have accused the Ulster Orchestra of elitism, but this was a night of terrific popular entertainment in the best sense of that word.
Elitist? You must be kidding! The huge audience loved all of it.