Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, Elgar and Debussy
SCO return to Turner Sims with a performance of Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. Elgar's Sea Pictures with Elizabeth Benedetto and Debussy's Prelude a L'apres-midi d'un faune complete the programme.
Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
Saturday 2nd December 2023 - 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: £10.00 - £18.00
Prelude a L’apres-midi d’un faune
known in English as Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, is a symphonic poem for orchestra by Claude Debussy, The composition was inspired by the poem L'après-midi d'un faune by Stéphane Mallarmé.
It is one of Debussy's most famous works and is considered a turning point in the history of Western art music,
Sea Pictures, Op. 37 is a song cycle by Sir Edward Elgar consisting of five songs written by various poets. It was set for contralto and orchestra, though a distinct version for piano was often performed by Elgar.
The songs were originally written in high keys for a soprano voice, but transposed to lower keys for the orchestral version, largely at the request of the contralto Clara Butt.
Concerto for Orchestra
The Concerto for Orchestra is a five-movement orchestral work composed by Béla Bartók in 1943. It is one of his best-known, most popular, and most accessible works.
The work was written in response to a commission from the Koussevitzky Foundation following Bartók's move to the United States from his native Hungary, which he had fled because of World War II.