Night Music

Date: 23 Oct 2008 - 20:00
Music Community:
  • Britten Sinfonia
Event details: Mark Padmore tenor/director*
Maxim Rysanov viola
Jacqueline Shave leader/director
Katie Mitchell stage director

Stravinsky Fanfare for a New Theatre
Harrison Birtwistle Prologue
Britten Lachrymae
Handel ‘Thus when the Sun' and ‘Total Eclipse' (Samson)
John Woolrich Ulysses Awakes
Britten Nocturne*

Fêted British tenor Mark Padmore joins Britten Sinfonia in a ravishing programme exploring the theme of night in this dramatically-treated performance directed by Katie Mitchell. Fresh from his acclaimed realisation of Bach's St John Passion, Mark Padmore performs this unique, unconducted interpretation of Britten's Nocturne, while also beguiling us with two gems of arias from Handel's Samson, intensely evocative settings of Milton's glorious poetry, including the poignant meditation on Samson's blindness, ‘Total Eclipse'. Viola wunderkind Maxim Rysanov takes the leading role in Britten's interpretation of Dowland's Lachrymae and John Woolrich's Ulysses Awakes, a moving reworking of Monteverdi.

... one achingly beautiful stanza succeeds the other, and the purity of Padmore's delivery here is a thing of wonder.'
The Independent

In conversation Free pre-concert talk with performers in Cambridge at 7.00pm

* must show ID on booking or collection on door
Ticket info £29, £24, £15 balcony (may be restricted view)
Event location show map
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