Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV1048
Rondeau from 'Abdelazar Suite'
Let the night perish (Job's Curse) Z.191
With darkness deep (Theodora)
Keyboard Concerto in D minor BWV1052
We are very sorry to announce that Alice Coote is indisposed and unable to perform. We are extremely grateful to mezzo-soprano Ruby Hughes for performing in her place. Due to this change, there has also been a small adjustment to the programme.
Britten’s final great masterpiece, written just before his death in 1976, is based on the dramatic legend of Phaedra, a noblewoman who falls unrequitedly in love with her stepson, causes his death, and then takes her own life.Britten Sinfonia is joined too by the award-winning Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, who plays a popular keyboard concerto by Bach in addition to the vital harpsichord part in the orchestral accompaniment to Phaedra