Following their recent Scottish and Christmas concerts, their first concert of 2018 will have the theme of 'being the Sea'.
The opening item is the Four Sea Interludes from Britten’s Peter Grimes, a wonderful evocation of the various moods – sunny, bleak and stormy – of the Suffolk coast. Debussy’s masterpiece La Mer is the ‘big’ work of the concert, a stunning piece of orchestral wizardry. In between comes Elgar’s Sea Pictures, a grandly romantic song-cycle.
Rebecca Barry, the soloist in the Elgar, hails from Manchester. Currently in the final year of her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, she has already sung opera at the Montepulciano festival in Italy.She will be joined by guest leader Helen Brackley Jones who has studied at both Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music. The conductor is Bob Chasey.
The concert takes place at 7.45pm in the Evans Theatre in Wilmslow Leisure Centre.
Tickets cost £12 (concessions £10, under 18s only £2) and can be bought at the door, from the Ticket Secretary at 01925 756144, through the Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra website.