Prophecy – Scottish Ensemble with Christine Rice and Matthew Truscott | Kings Place

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Cello Unwrapped

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Prophecy – Scottish Ensemble with Christine Rice and Matthew Truscott

Time Unwrapped 2018
Music / Friday, 23 February 2018 - 7:30pm / Hall One
£39.50 – £16.50 | Savers £9.50*

Stravinsky Apollon musagète (1927–28) (first part)

Haydn Arianna a Naxos, Hob. XXVIb:2

Purcell Curtain Tune from Timon of Athens

Berlioz ‘Les Grecs ont disparu … Malheureux roi!’ (Cassandre’s aria) from Les Troyens

Purcell Overture to Dido and Aeneas

Berlioz ‘Ah! Ah! Je vais mourir! ... Adieu, fière cité’ (Didon’s aria) from Les Troyens

Purcell Fantasia upon one note

Purcell ‘Thy hand, Belinda … When I am laid in earth’ (Dido’s Lament) from Dido and Aeneas

Stravinsky Apollon musagète (concluded)

Matthew Truscott guest director

Christine Rice mezzo-soprano

Scottish Ensemble

‘Music is the sole domain in which man realises the present.’ Stravinsky, An Autobiography 1936

Leading mezzo-soprano Christine Rice joins Scottish Ensemble in a programme inspired by Greek stories of destiny. Stravinsky’s paean to the God of music and prophecy, the ‘white’ ballet Apollon musagète, provides a frame for an exploration of the archetypal figures of Ariadne, Dido and Cassandra, as they move inexorably towards their fates. Traversing centuries and styles, Christine Rice performs Purcell’s most famous lament, Haydn’s sparkling coloratura and dramatic arias by Berlioz, interspersed with strings-only pieces of beauty and intrigue.

Scottish Ensemble, renowned for its dynamic approach and adventurous collaborations, returns to Kings Place with guest director Matthew Truscott.

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Photos from top: Scottish Ensemble © Peter Dibdin Photography; Christine Rice © Patricia Taylor

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