ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH – DISTANT SHORES
Kathryn performs Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the Orchestra of Opera North and Conductor Ben Gernon in Huddersfield Town Hall.
Ben Gernon, Conductor
Kathryn Rudge, Mezzo-soprano
|Mozart||Symphony No. 31 in D major, ‘Paris’ K.297/300a|
|Elgar||Sea Pictures Op. 37|
|Dvo?ák||Symphony No. 8 in G major|
With our second foray into the symphonic works of Antonin Dvo?ák, Ben Gernon, former Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, makes his Opera North debut with the 8th Symphony, a work with a bright and optimistic feel, unlike many of Dvo?ák’s other compositions.
The programme also includes Mozart’s much-loved Symphony No. 31, ‘Paris’ before we introduce our guest vocalist for the evening, BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Kathryn Rudge. Elgar’s Sea Pictures, a setting of five poems set to music for mezzo-soprano, were premiered in 1899 by Clara Butt dressed as a mermaid! We don’t anticipate that Kathryn Rudge will appear in the same guise, but she is sure to enchant either way.
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