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Scottish Ensemble with Karen Cargill and Matthew Truscott

Fri 23 Feb 2018


Scottish Ensemble with Karen Cargill and Matthew Truscott

Stravinsky Apollon musagète (1927–28) (first part)
Haydn Arianna a Naxos, Hob. XXVIb:2
Purcell Curtain Tune from Timon of Athens
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
Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano
Scottish Ensemble

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

Leading mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill 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 Didon, as they move inexorably towards their fates. Traversing centuries and styles, Karen Cargill 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.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Karen Cargill will be replacing Christine Rice.

Date & start time:Fri 23 Feb 2018 – 7.30pm
Venue:Hall One

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