Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Thursday 21 November 2013 7:30 pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Hymn to St Cecilia
(Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir unaccompanied)
Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes Listen >>
Sinfonia da Requiem Listen >>
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Listen >>
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Vilde Frang violin
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Tickets £13, £18, £24, £29, £36
£7 students/under 25s/claimants. Must be booked by calling 0151 709 3789 or in person only. Availability may be limited.
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Fresh, bold, and pulsing with emotion, Benjamin Britten’s music swept through post-war Britain like a blast of sea air. On the eve of his centenary, Vasily Petrenko, the Orchestra and the Choir present an anniversary tribute ranging from the volcanic Sinfonia da Requiem, through the atmospheric Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, to the joyous Hymn to St Cecilia.
Making her Liverpool debut, Vilde Frang joins the salute in the brooding wartime Violin Concerto – and to top it all off, we revel in the energy, colour and sheer joy of Britten’s exuberant The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, which was given its concert premiere by the Orchestra in 1946 under Malcolm Sargent. Share the fun as we say “Happy Birthday, Ben!”
This concert will finish at approx. 9.35pm.
The Britten Centenary celebration continues in the 2013-2014 season as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic pays tribute to one of England’s greatest composers with concerts from 1 November to 6 December. Find out more about the music in the Britten Centenary.
- Read a biography of Vilde Frang
- Read a review of Vilde Frang
- Read an article about Vilde Frang in the Guardian
- Read a biography of Benjamin Britten
- Read about Britten's Four Sea Interludes
- Listen to a BBC Radio 3 feature on Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
- Listen to a BBC Radio 3 Discovering Music programme on Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem