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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Britten 100: I

18 April 2013 at 7:30pm
at The Queen's Hall

Purcell: Suite from King Arthur
Britten: Prelude and Fugue for Strings
Purcell: (arr. Egarr) Four Catches and a Rondeau
Britten: Courtly Dances from Gloriana
Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin
Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Purcell: My Heart is inditing

Richard Egarr: Conductor; SCO Chorus

2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, arguably the greatest and most successful British composer of the past century. The SCO has its own long and distinguished history of performing his music in the opera house as well as in concert. This week and next it features Britten in two very different contexts. Richard Egarr pairs him with the composer he treasured most: Henry Purcell. Two centuries separate them, but Britten loved – and learned from – the way Purcell set the English language to music. This lovely sequence of works by both men gives plenty of chances to relish them at their considerable best.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Britten 100: I
Event Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Britten 100: I
Date 18 April 2013 at 7:30pm
Tickets £10-£29 (concessions available)
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