Elgar Sea Pictures, Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

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Saturday 18th March 2017, 7:30 pm Albert Hall Nottingham. You can almost taste the salt in the air at the Harmonic’s spring concert.

Elgar’s Sea Pictures sets five poems depicting man’s paradoxical relationship with the sea, one of both fascination and fear. With its wonderful part for contralto soloist, the work was a great success on its debut and has been justifiably popular with audiences ever since.

From its exhilarating opening, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony for orchestra and chorus graphically evokes the vastness and many moods of the sea. This setting of extracts from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” also explores man’s voyage through life into the unknown beyond.

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Tickets: £17 – £20 (concessions available, accompanied children FREE), available from Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Box Office

 

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