22 -Triple Concert - Castle Howard
21 July 2016 7:00 pm
Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA, UK
A special event, unique to the Ryedale Festival: the Triple Concert features three contrasting concerts in different parts of Castle Howard, each performed three times, with the audiences changing places between performances.
Shostakovich – Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor
‘I cannot express in words all the grief I felt when I received the news of the death of Ivan Ivanovich’ wrote Shostakovich in 1944. The composer’s deep sadness at the loss of his closest friend and mentor Ivan Sollertinsky found expression in one of his most powerful chamber works, a Piano Trio, where biting irony and propulsive anger sit side-by-side with passages of profound beauty and sadness.
The Marian Consort
Rory McCleery (director)
Allegri – Miserere
James MacMillan – Miserere
Performances by candlelight of the great penitential text of Psalm 51 that has inspired composers through the ages. Allegri’s famous setting, composed for the Sistine Chapel, contrasts two choirs, one singing the chant and the other an ornamented version with famously soaring high notes for soprano. Four hundred years later, James MacMillan’s beautiful setting offers another perspective, mirroring the words in all their variety and colour, with drama at one end and beauty at the other.
Catrin Finch (harp)
Elias Parish-Alvars – Introduction, Cadenza and Rondo
Gabriel Fauré – Une Chatelaine en sa Tour
Paul Hindemith – Sonata for Harp
James MacMillan – Motet IV (World Premiere)
Carlos Salzedo – Fantasie on Lara’s Granada
Virtuosic fantasies on Italian operatic melody, Fauré’s famous evocation of ‘The Lady of the Castle in her Tower’, an intimate sonata by Hindemith, a new piece by James MacMillan and a dazzling showpiece based on a famous Spanish tune – all performed by one of the country’s leading musicians, known as ‘The Queen of Harps’, and former Royal Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales.
‘One of the classic concerts of the year…Magnificent’ – The Guardian
Interval drinks will be available
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Full - £36.00 Gold - £28.80 Silver - £32.40 Under 25s - £18.00
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