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Mozart, Matthews and Mahler

As part of a year-long project in conjunction with the Worcester-based English Symphony Orchestra, celebrating ‘David Matthews in The Heart of England’, April Fredrick – “one of the most beautiful, unalloyed, expressive voices I have ever heard” – will premiere the composer’s latest work with Orchestra of the Swan: a song-cycle based on Alphonse de Lamartine’s partly-autobiographical poem ‘The Lake’. Continuing the themes of loss and lamentation, this is followed by Kenneth Woods’ own arrangement of the second movement of Schubert’s String Quartet no14 – composed when he himself was dying – which features five variations on his great song Der Tod und das Mädchen. The concert ends with a symphony that dwells on a child’s vision of Heaven, with April returning to sing the final movement’s rapturous Das himmlische Leben.

PROGRAMME: 

  • Mozart - Divertimento in B flat, K137
  • David Matthews - 'Le Lac' for soprano and orchestra, World Premiere
  • Schubert - Death and the Maiden Variations (arr Kenneth Woods)
  • Mahler - Symphony no4 (arr. Klaus Simon)

CONDUCTOR: Kenneth Woods

SOLOISTS: April Fredrick - Soprano


Schedule

Date Time
Tuesday 28th May7.30pm

Contact information and location

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Stratford Play house, Stratford Play House, 14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU

Tel: 01789 267567
Email: Click here to email Mozart, Matthews and Mahler

Website: https://orchestraoftheswan.org/events/

Contact Information

Tel: 01789 267567
Email: info@orchestraoftheswan.org

Prices

See website for prices

Tickets can be purchased through the RSC box office

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