The Quire is the perfect setting in which to enjoy the Festival’s outstanding string players. Elgar’s Serenade is one of his earliest and most popular works, while Bartók’s Divertimento conjures the spirit of his Hungarian homeland, especially in its gypsy-inspired tunes and rhythms. Tippett’s Lament, based on the famous number from Dido and Aeneas, evokes the music of Tudor and Elizabethan England and is prefaced by Purcell’s original. Tippett’s brilliant Sonata for Four Horns is the sorbet in this feast of string sonority.
Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
Henry Purcell Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas
Michael Tippett A Lament from Variations on an Elizabethan Theme
Michael Tippett Sonata for Four Horns
Béla Bartók Divertimento for String Orchestra Sz.113 BB.118
Festival Chamber Soloists
Festival Sinfonia Strings
Jessica Gillingwater mezzo soprano
Jamie Campbell director
18 years and under £10
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