Jakub Hrůša – conductor
Isabelle Faust – violin
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Britten Violin Concerto
— Interval —
Barber Adagio for Strings
Barber Symphony No. 1
Jakub Hrůša conducts a beguiling programme bringing together two key twentieth-century composers, Samuel Barber and Benjamin Britten.
Barber’s gorgeous Adagio for Strings has become the go-to soundtrack for big emotional moments, from film scores to national outpourings of grief. But Barber was no one-hit wonder. His First Symphony condenses all the expressiveness and energy of a traditional four-movement work into an unbroken 20-minute span.
The score of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes contains notes on the images he wanted to conjure up in his music, from boats anchored in a peaceful river at night to the wind and spray of the fourth interlude, ‘Storm’. His elegiac Violin Concerto is just as evocative. Tonight it is in the hands of Isabelle Faust, known for the authenticity and commitment she brings to her music-making.
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Prices & Discounts
£12 – £58 (premium)
Subscription discounts available; under-18s and concessions discounts available; £8 tickets for students via Student Pulse one month before the concert (limited availability)
1 hour 45 minutes, including 20 minute interval
Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717