Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings - Britten Sinfonia

Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Norwich Cambridge London
17 – 24 Nov 2013

Nico Muhly

Three Songs for Tenor & violin (and drone from orchestra)

Bartók

Fourth movement from Quartet no. 4

Britten

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

Tuur

Lighthouse

Judith Weir

I give you the end of a golden string (world premiere tour)

Arne Nordheim

Individualisierte Höhenmessung der lagen (from Partita fur Paul)

Nico Muhly

Material in E flat for violin & drone from orchestra

Bartók

Third movement from Quartet no. 4

Berg arr. Schnittke

Kanon

Arvo Pärt

Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

George Crumb

God Music from Black Angels

Britten

Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings

(c) Marco Borggreve

Artists

Summary

Britten Sinfonia’s recent recording of Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Mark Padmore has been acclaimed worldwide and these artists will perform the work in this fascinating concert. Violinist Pekka Kuusisto directs the orchestra in an illuminating programme of works which also includes a new work by Judith Weir, commissioned by the Britten Pears Foundation and Royal Philharmonic Society, to celebrate Britten’s centenary and the Bicentenary of the Royal Philharmonic Society.

This programme was jointly devised by Pekka Kuusisto and Britten Sinfonia.

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