PROM: THE MUSIC MAKERS
Thursday 29 August 2019
Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly in Elgar’s last great choral work.
The Music Makers is the musical culmination of a career, drawing together quotations from many of the composer’s best-loved pieces, including the ‘Enigma’ Variations and Sea Pictures, and weaving them into a musical manifesto for the power of art.
The concert also includes Vaughan Williams’s luminous Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallisfor double string orchestra and Hugh Wood’s lyrical setting of scenes from Milton’s pastoral masque Comus.
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 16’
Scenes from Comus 28’
– interval –
The Music Makers 38’
Stacey Tappan soprano
Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Anthony Gregory tenor
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis conductor