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 24 June 2015 at 7.30pm 

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh
Snape Maltings Concert Hall,Snape,Suffolk,IP17 1SP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1728 687110

Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
Tal Rosner video and animation*
Sakari Oramo conductor

It was at a performance of Frank Bridge’s mighty orchestral suite that the young Britten was ‘knocked sideways’. Here it washes against Britten’s own seascapes animated on the big screen by a bold and persuasive video interpretation; Tal Rosner fuses together imagery from urban waterways, using the grit and grandeur of the great seafaring American cities to transpose music so synonymous with Suffolk’s shoreline from the local to the global.

Alice Coote follows her Festival recital with Mahler’s beguiling song cycle, and the serenity of Sibelius’ celebration of the water spirits stands as still water next to the churning currents of Helen Grime’s arresting Siegfried Sassoon-inspired music.
Tal Rosner’s Passacaglia is co-commissioned by Aldeburgh Music and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Jean Sibelius : The Oceanides
Helen Grime : Everyone Sang
Gustav Mahler : Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Frank Bridge : The Sea
Benjamin Britten : Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia

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