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Saturday, 06 July 2024 20:30

British variations: Britten, Elgar

The Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie's second exceptional evening at the Colmar International Festival!

Alain Altinoglu takes us across the Channel to discover British music.

Edward Elgar was a seminal figure in his country's musical history. We hear the splendid Enigma Variations, a veritable 'hit' of the repertoire. Britten's Serenade (1943) is one of the treasures of twentieth-century music: inspired by the brilliant horn player Dennis Brain, Britten devised a set of melodies with absolutely magical sonorities, here admirably served by Ed Lyon, a young British tenor, and Jean-Pierre Dassonville.

Thomas Adès, their heir, is one of the leading exponents of the young English musical school. His opera The Tempest, based on Shakespeare, rightly caused a stir: we still remember its French premiere at the Opéra national du Rhin in 2004.

Program

T. Adès, Overture "The Tempest", op.22B
B. Britten, Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, op.31
E. Elgar, Enigma Variations op.36

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Pictures and videos

Alain Altinoglu - Photo : Marco Borggreve
Alain Altinoglu - Photo : Marco Borggreve
Ed Lyon - Photo : Gerard Collett
Ed Lyon - Photo : Gerard Collett
Jean-Pierre Dassonville - Photo : DR
Jean-Pierre Dassonville - Photo : DR
  • Alain Altinoglu - Photo : Marco Borggreve
  • Ed Lyon - Photo : Gerard Collett
  • Jean-Pierre Dassonville - Photo : DR
  • Alain Altinoglu - Photo : Marco Borggreve

  • Ed Lyon - Photo : Gerard Collett

  • Jean-Pierre Dassonville - Photo : DR

  • Alain Altinoglu - Photo : Marco Borggreve
  • Ed Lyon - Photo : Gerard Collett
  • Jean-Pierre Dassonville - Photo : DR

Price

Cat. GOLD 92€
Cat. 1 70€
Cat. 2 48€
Cat. 2 reduced youth 24€
Cat. 3 25€
Cat. 3 reduced youth 12.5€
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Église Saint Matthieu (XIVe s.)
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68000 Colmar

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