RYEDALE FESTIVAL: ELGAR’S SEA PICTURES, ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH
Renato Balsadonna (conductor)
Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano)
Beethoven – Symphony no. 5 in C minor
Elgar – Sea Pictures
Brahms – Symphony no. 4 in E minor
Hammer blows of fate open Beethoven’s most famous symphony and mark the beginning of an epic journey from turbulence to resounding optimism. Eighty years later, Brahms was still wrestling with Beethoven’s legacy when he produced some of the deepest and most profound music of the century in the emotional catharsis of his final symphony. These two great and much-loved works are separated by an English masterpiece, as one of the fastest-rising young British singers performs Elgar’s famous Sea Pictures in an elegant venue with stunning views across Scarborough’s South Bay.
‘the biggest news of the evening is young Liverpudlian soprano Kathryn Rudge.. her cleanly produced tone, supple musical phrasing, and sensitive colouring of words combine with a vividly attractive stage personality to make something special. It was at Opera North that we first encountered Alice Coote: Kathryn Rudge has the same star potential.’ – The Daily Telegraph
‘It doesn’t take long (five notes maybe) to hear why people are excited. Her mezzo-soprano voice already has tremendous reserves of power, impeccable intonation, the capacity for a gloriously sustained legato and, most interesting of all, a distinctive vocal quality. The timbre has white-hot intensity that extends undiminished through all of two octaves.’ – The Times
Pre-concert and interval bar
Concert transport available to Scarborough from Helmsley via Pickering. Please register your interest with the Office.
General Booking and Box Office open from Thursday 12th April
General booking opens on 12th April; prior to this, we invite Ryedale Festival Members and Friends to take advantage of their priority booking periods.
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Prices: Full £25.00, Gold £20.00, Silver £22.50, Under 25 £12.50