- 3 May 2022 7:30pm
- Barbican Centre Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
Vivid depictions of the sea, virtuosic piano lines, and lavish musical forces: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Choir celebrate 150 years since Ralph Vaughan Williams’s birth.
This evening of two halves champions both Vaughan Williams’s well-loved and lesser-known works. We hear Vaughan Williams in his full and mighty force, in the well-loved restless, capricious and majestic Sea Symphony, led by star soloists Roderick Williams and Sophie Bevan. Before that, pianist Mark Bebbington begins the evening with a flourish, taking centre-stage as soloist in the unusual Fantasia on the Old 104th Psalm Tune, as well as in the dancing melodies of Vaughan Williams’s jazz-influenced, passionate Piano Concerto in C.
A unique celebration of the ground-breaking composer on a grand scale.
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia (quasi variazione) on the ‘Old 104th’ Psalm Tune
Piano Concerto in C major
A Sea Symphony
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Hilary Davan Wetton conductor
City of London Choir
Sophie Bevan soprano
Roderick Williams baritone
Mark Bebbington piano
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