Hummel Freudenfest Overture
Liszt A Hundred Years Ago (UK premiere of a brand new dramatic conception by Gerard McBurney)
R. Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Sara Kestelman Germania
Jemma Redgrave Poesie
Ruby Russell Clotho
Laura McKay Lachesis
Jordan Finding Atropos
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits conductor
Liszt’s A Hundred Years Ago was first performed in Weimar for the festivities celebrating Schiller’s 100th birthday. A theatrical melodrama featuring actors interacting with Liszt’s incidental music, this performance is the UK premiere of a brand new dramatic conception by Gerard McBurney.
The performance of A Hundred Years Ago will be accompanied by performances from Jemma Redgrave and Sara Kestelman as Germania and Poesie alongside performers from Arts University Bournemouth. Jemma Redgrave has appeared on stage at the Old Vic in last year’s production of Joe Penhall’s Mood Music, as well as appearing in Doctor Who and the Merchant Ivory film of Howard’s End. Sara Kestelman is an Olivier Award-winning actress who has appeared multiple times on the West End and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
It is followed by the Der Rosenkavalier Suite, an instant success with its Mozart-like farce and flurry of waltzes. Abounding in melodic splendour, this suite captures the most celebrated moments of the opera from which it is taken.
To conclude, Hummel’s joyful Overture, composed to celebrate Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo, interrupts its energetic chatter for a resounding burst of God Save the King.
6.30pm: Pre-concert Talk with Gerard McBurney & Kirill Karabits
Prior to the performance Gerard McBurney, the creator of the new dramatic conception of Liszt’s A Hundred Years Ago discusses the piece and his interpretation of Liszt’s forgotten masterwork alongside the BSO’s Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits.
The pre-concert talk will take place in the auditorium before the evening’s main performance.
Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)
£39, £35, £26, £18
Concessions (Income Support/Job Seeker’s Allowance/Students): 50% off all tickets – available only in person from the Box Office on production of valid ID
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