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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra & Brighton Festival Chorus

The BPO & BFC join forces under Barry Wordsworth (conductor) with Rob Clark (piano), Elin Pritchard (soprano) & Nicholas Lester (baritone)

Part of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra's 91st concert Season

Add to my Calendar 20-03-2016 14:45 20-03-2016 16:45 36 Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra & Brighton Festival Chorus WILLIAM ALWYN Overture: Derby Day BERNSTEIN Symphony No.2 (The Age of Anxiety) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No.1 (A Sea Symphony) Our final concert begins with a short but scintillating overture by William Alwyn, a British composer who wrote many works, including over 70 film scores. His bustling overture Derby Day was written in 1960 following a commission from the BBC. It was named after a famous painting by Frith and its brilliant scoring gallops to an exciting conclusion. Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No.2 takes as its subtitle “The Age of Anxiety” from a poem by WH Auden. Written in 1949 for orchestra and solo piano, its two movements mirror Auden’s text through 14 variations. The energy and inventiveness is typical of Bernstein’s original and creative imagination. Vaughan Williams’ epic Sea Symphony (Symphony No.1) has been a perennial favourite since its first performance in 1910. Setting poems by Walt Whitman, its large scale evokes the power and grandeur of the sea. Joining our orchestra, the Brighton Festival Chorus adds another dimension to our final concert of the season. Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Church Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1UD
England


Programme

William AlwynDerby Day overture
Leonard BernsteinSymphony no.2 'Age of Anxiety'
~ Interval ~
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsA Sea Symphony (Symphony no.1)

Performers

Rob Clark – piano
Barry Wordsworth – conductor
Elin Pritchard – soprano
Nicholas Lester – baritone

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
Brighton Festival Chorus

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Programme Note

WILLIAM ALWYN Overture: Derby Day

BERNSTEIN Symphony No.2 (The Age of Anxiety)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No.1 (A Sea Symphony)

Our final concert begins with a short but scintillating overture by William Alwyn, a British composer who wrote many works, including over 70 film scores. His bustling overture Derby Day was written in 1960 following a commission from the BBC. It was named after a famous painting by Frith and its brilliant scoring gallops to an exciting conclusion.

Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No.2 takes as its subtitle “The Age of Anxiety” from a poem by WH Auden. Written in 1949 for orchestra and solo piano, its two movements mirror Auden’s text through 14 variations. The energy and inventiveness is typical of Bernstein’s original and creative imagination.

Vaughan Williams’ epic Sea Symphony (Symphony No.1) has been a perennial favourite since its first performance in 1910. Setting poems by Walt Whitman, its large scale evokes the power and grandeur of the sea. Joining our orchestra, the Brighton Festival Chorus adds another dimension to our final concert of the season.

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