Thursday 22 October 2020 7:30pm St George's Hall Concert Room
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Robert Laidlow New Work (world premiere)
Peter Maxwell Davies A Mirror of Whitening Light
Athanasia Kontou Antigone: Pure in her crime (world premiere)
Dobrinka Tabakova Fantasy Homage to Schubert
Benjamin Britten Phaedra: dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
The heroine of Britten’s Phaedra seizes control of a fearful destiny and we stay in Ancient Greece for Athanasia Kontou’s new work as Antigone confronts her own emotions. Both are perfect showcases for Liverpool’s superstar mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Johnston. Geoffrey Paterson makes his Ensemble 10/10 debut, with a sea view that becomes a mirror of the cosmos as Peter Maxwell Davies gazes from Orkney across the Pentland Firth and an homage to a musical genius from Vienna.
Athanasia Kontou is winner of the Liverpool Philharmonic Christopher Brooks Composition Prize, and Robert Laidlow is an RPS Composer 2019, commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society for this event.
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