B6

A varied international flavour to this concert features the charismatic Belgian soprano soloist Hanne Roos, who will perform American composer Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a most poignant, lush and richly textured setting of the dreamlike, nostalgic 1938 prose poem by James Agee. Ravel’s exquisite Mother Goose Suite begins this concert, an absolute masterpiece which was originally written as a piano duet, but gains even more by virtue of the composer’s vastly superior powers of highly sophisticated orchestration. Similarly, Bizet also initially composed Jeux d’enfants for piano duet, and later orchestrated the six movements known as Little Suite. They are equally sublime. Italian composer Respighi sourced original material from 17th and 18th century composers (including Rameau) for Gli uccelli, in which he ingeniously transcribes birdsong into musical notation, as well as capturing effectively the fluttering of birds’ wings.

B6

A varied international flavour to this concert features the charismatic Belgian soprano soloist Hanne Roos, who will perform American composer Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a most poignant, lush and richly textured setting of the dreamlike, nostalgic 1938 prose poem by James Agee. Ravel’s exquisite Mother Goose Suite begins this concert, an absolute masterpiece which was originally written as a piano duet, but gains even more by virtue of the composer’s vastly superior powers of highly sophisticated orchestration. Similarly, Bizet also initially composed Jeux d’enfants for piano duet, and later orchestrated the six movements known as Little Suite. They are equally sublime. Italian composer Respighi sourced original material from 17th and 18th century composers (including Rameau) for Gli uccelli, in which he ingeniously transcribes birdsong into musical notation, as well as capturing effectively the fluttering of birds’ wings.

Date

11 December 2021

Time

7:30 PM

Venue

Thailand Cultural Centre, Main Hall

Orchestra

RBSO

Conductor

Vanich Potavanich

Soloist

Hanne Roos, Soprano

Programme

Maurice Ravel:
Ma mere l’oye (Mother Goose Suite)
Samuel Barber:
Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
Georges Bizet:
Jeux d’enfants (Children’s Games), Op. 22 Petite Suite
Ottorino Respighi:
Gli uccelli (The birds)

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