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Britten–Pears Orchestra with Marin Alsop

Britten and Bartók from one of the world's leading conductors.

Saturday 15 April, 7.30pm

From £5.50 to £27.00

Part of the Easter Weekend season

"a formidable musician and a powerful communicator, a conductor with a vision"

New York Times on Marin Alsop

New York-born conductor Marin Alsop has a remarkable ability to get the best out of people, from the world’s leading professionals to the urban youth of Baltimore and outstanding young female conductors.

Together, Alsop and the BPO perform two of the twentieth century’s most popular works – Britten’s great showpiece and Bartók’s synthesis of East European folk melody and rich orchestral textures, written in America while the composer languished in obscurity and frail health, his last completed work and a nostalgic love letter to his homeland.

These two landmarks in the orchestral repertoire are paired with British composer Anna Clyne’s Masquerade, first heard at the Last Night of the Proms in 2013, and the European premiere of a John Adams work specially commissioned as a parting gift to Marin Alsop by the orchestra of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

Programme to include:

Anna Clyne Masquerade 5’
John Adams Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance (European premiere) 4’
Britten Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra 18’
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra 40’

Performers

Britten–Pears Orchestra
Marin Alsop conductor

The Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme is generously supported by Britten–Pears Foundation logo
Supported by British Council
Leverhulme Arts Scholars supported by The Leverhulme Trust