Masterworks 3: British Riches

Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:30PM
MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center

Masterworks 3: British Riches

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Masterworks 3: British Riches

Performed in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School

Part of the 2019-2020 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

British Riches

In a fusion of music and poetry, George Butterworth, Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Malcolm Arnold all plumbed the works of great English poets: Shelley, Tennyson, Coleridge, Middleton, Wordsworth, Keats, Shakespeare, Burns and A.E. Houseman. Tenor Zachary Wilder leads an exploration of love and death, life and loss, dreaming and the poignancy of the English countryside. The program also includes Elegy for String Orchestra by Grace Williams, generally regarded as Wales’s most notable female composer. Sponsored by McGuireWoods

Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Zachary Wilder, Tenor

BUTTERWORTH A Shropshire Lad (1912) 10’
BRITTEN Nocturne, Op. 60 (1958) 26’
WILLIAMS Elegy for String Orchestra (1936) 5’30”
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS On Wenlock Edge (1909) 21’
ARNOLD Tam o’Shanter Overture, Op. 51 (1955) 8’30”

On Sunday afternoon, there is ample free parking located just a short walk away from the auditorium.

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