The mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and the Britten Sinfonia under Sian Edwards.
Britten: Prelude and Fugue
Holst: ' St Paul's Suite'
Berkeley: Four Poems of 'St Teresa of Avila'
Tippett: Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
Britten: ' Phaedra'
(Note: Two great British works for voice and string orchestra appear in the second Proms Saturday Matinee, which focuses on Britten and his peers. Sarah Connolly joins conductor Sian Edwards and the Britten Sinfonia in Britten’s searing final vocal work, 'Phaedra', and a rare performance of Lennox Berkeley’s intensely felt 'Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila', premiered by Kathleen Ferrier in 1948.
In addition to featuring classics of the string orchestra repertoire in Holst’s 'St Paul’s Suite' and Tippett’s 'Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli', the programme includes Britten’s inventive 'Prelude and Fugue' for 18-part string orchestra. There is no interval.)