Roman River Festival - Britten Sinfonia

Roman River Festival

Stoke by Nayland
29 Sep 2013




A Lament, from Divertimento on Sellinger's Round

Arvo Pärt

Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten


Introduction and Allegro

John Woolrich

Ulysses Awakes


Dies Natalis

(c) Marco Borggreve


Clare Finnimore

Principal Viola


Britten Sinfonia make their debut at Roman River Festival, among the glorious soaring pillars of St Mary’s Church in Stoke by Nayland, on the idyllic River Stour between Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Colchester.

This programme offers a chance to hear Finzi’s mystical and esctatic song cycle, Dies Natalis, ‘a minor masterpiece of English music’. John Woolrich’s Ulysses Awakes, played by the violist it was originally written for, while Arvo Pärt’s beautiful Cantus offers a moving tribute to Britten.

Regular Britten Sinfonia collaborator Mark Padmore is internationally recognised as on of the world’s greatest tenors, and appears at Roman River Festival in between concerts in New York and Europe with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

This concert is part of the festival’s special offer, Weekend Pass I, which gives entry to all 3 concerts on 28 and 29 September and saves you £12.50.

Sponsored by the Azima Foundation.

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