Handel and Britten
8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Paul Jacobs - Organ
MacMillan - A Scotch Bestiary, for organ and orchestra
Handel - Suite No. 1 from Water Music
Britten - Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes
An extraordinary opportunity to hear our music director not only as conductor, but also as chamber musician. Yannick will be at the keyboard for Elgar’s haunting Piano Quintet. “I’m an advocate and champion of that piece,” he says. A “best of” treasury of Handel’s sunny Water Music, written for an outdoor concert on the Thames, opens the second half of the program. Storm clouds gather over the North Sea as we conclude with Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from the most famous of English operas, set in the Suffolk fishing village that was also the composer’s home.