Orchestra of the Swan: Mozart, Matthews and Mahler

Orchestra of the Swan: Mozart, Matthews and Mahler

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 19:30

As part of a year-long project in conjunction with the Worcester-based English Symphony Orchestra, celebrating ‘David Matthews in The Heart of England’, April Fredrick – “one of the most beautiful, unalloyed, expressive voices I have ever heard” – will premiere the composer’s latest work with Orchestra of the Swan: a song-cycle based on Alphonse de Lamartine’s partly-autobiographical poem ‘The Lake’. Continuing the themes of loss and lamentation, this is followed by Kenneth Woods’s own arrangement of the second movement of Schubert’s String Quartet no14 – composed when he himself was dying – which features five variations on his great song Der Tod und das Mädchen. The concert ends with a symphony that dwells on a child’s vision of Heaven, with April returning to sing the final movement’s rapturous Das himmlische Leben.

Divertimento for Strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Le lac, for soprano and orchestra
David Matthews (1943-)
Variations and Lied from String Quartet No 14 in D minor, 'Death and the Maiden' arranged for soprano and chamber ohrchestra
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony No 4 in G major
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Location

Stratford ArtsHouse
Rother Street
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
United Kingdom
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