Ruby Hughes & Mahan Esfahani - Britten Sinfonia

Ruby Hughes & Mahan Esfahani

Saffron Walden
15 May 2016

Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV1048

Purcell

Rondeau from 'Abdelazar Suite'

Purcell arr. Nico Muhly

Let the night perish (Job's Curse) Z.191

Purcell

Dido's lament

Tippett (after Purcell)

A Lament

Handel

With darkness deep (Theodora)

Bach

Keyboard Concerto in D minor BWV1052

Britten

Phaedra Op.93

(c) Bernhard Musil/DG

Artists

Ruby Hughes

mezzo soprano

Mahan Esfahani

harpsichord/director

Jacqueline Shave

violin/director

Summary

We are very sorry to announce that Alice Coote is indisposed and unable to perform. We are extremely grateful to mezzo-soprano Ruby Hughes for performing in her place. Due to this change, there has also been a small adjustment to the programme.

Britten’s final great masterpiece, written just before his death in 1976, is based on the dramatic legend of Phaedra, a noblewoman who falls unrequitedly in love with her stepson, causes his death, and then takes her own life.Britten Sinfonia is joined too by the award-winning Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, who plays a popular keyboard concerto by Bach in addition to the vital harpsichord part in the orchestral accompaniment to Phaedra

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