A Lament, from Divertimento on Sellinger's Round
Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Introduction and Allegro
Britten Sinfonia make their debut at Roman River Festival, among the glorious soaring pillars of St Mary’s Church in Stoke by Nayland, on the idyllic River Stour between Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Colchester.
This programme offers a chance to hear Finzi’s mystical and esctatic song cycle, Dies Natalis, ‘a minor masterpiece of English music’. John Woolrich’s Ulysses Awakes, played by the violist it was originally written for, while Arvo Pärt’s beautiful Cantus offers a moving tribute to Britten.
Regular Britten Sinfonia collaborator Mark Padmore is internationally recognised as on of the world’s greatest tenors, and appears at Roman River Festival in between concerts in New York and Europe with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
This concert is part of the festival’s special offer, Weekend Pass I, which gives entry to all 3 concerts on 28 and 29 September and saves you £12.50.
Sponsored by the Azima Foundation.