Time 7.30pm, Saturday 19-Feb-11

Place St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

The Sea
A series of evocative and contrasting pieces all inspired by the sea. From the swirling sounds of Ravel to the poignant poetry set to music by Elgar and the powerful sea interludes from Britten’s opera Peter Grimes. Combined with evocative sea-themed readings.

Mendelssohn Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.27
Elgar Sea Pictures -song cycle for contralto and orchestra, Op.37
Ravel Miroirs: Une barque sur l’océan
Britten Peter Grimes, Op.33: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia

Lilly Papaioannou, Mezzo-soprano
Peter Fender, Conductor
Philharmonia Britannica