Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8 pm
Dominic Armstrong, tenor
Ravel: Pavane for a dead princess
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings, Op. 31
Schubert: Symphony No. 9, D. 944, “ The Great”
The well-known Pavane for a Dead Princess evokes the courtly dances of the Renaissance. Originally composed for solo piano, Ravel’s later orchestration remains one of the most popular classical pieces in the repertoire. The language, music, and imagery of old England is expressed in Britten’s ravishing song cycle Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings, Op. 31, featuring tenor Dominic Armstrong. The concert concludes with Schubert’s majestic Ninth Symphony, the “Great.”.