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Past Event
Classical Music

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra 2023/24: Sea Songs

Britten, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Debussy
Sun 7 Apr 2024
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Sea music from Britten, Debussy, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Geirr Tveitt

Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Geirr Tveitt Concerto No. 2 Three Fjords
Ryuichi Sakamoto Bibo non Aozora; Happy End; Still Life
Debussy La Mer

Adam Hickox conductor
Ragnhild Hemsing hardanger fiddle
Joanna MacGregor piano

Framed by Britten’s dramatic Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes and Debussy’s magnificent three-movement La Mer, we’re joined by the dynamic young conductor Adam Hickox in BPO’s tremendous season finale: a homage to the sea.

Debussy’s love of Japanese art – he famously selected Hokusai’s woodblock Great Wave off Kanagawa for the title page of La Mer – is mirrored by music by the great Japanese film composer, record producer and actor Ryuichi Sakamoto, who died last year. We’re also delighted to present Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt, whose marvellously tuneful Three Fjords concerto for handanger fiddle has just been released by the brilliant young virtuoso Ragnhild Hemsing. Unmissable!

Concert Bundles:

3 Concert Saver*

6 Concert Season*

*Excludes New Year’s Eve Gala and Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale