Grieg – Peer Gynt, with Narrator, Samuel West; Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave); Delius – Songs of Farewell

27 Nov 2010 19:30
27 Nov 2010 21:30


Saturday 27 November 2010
Southampton Guildhall, 7.30pm

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)
Delius - Songs of Farewell
Grieg - Incidental music to Peer Gynt

Southampton Philharmonic Choir
Southampton University Phil
New London Sinfonia
Conductor David Gibson

Narrator Samuel West
Soloists Richard Morris (Peer Gynt); Ruby Hughes (Solveig); Niamh Kelly (Anitra); Clare Salaman (Hardanger fiddle).




This concert, continuing our 150th Anniversary Year celebrations, also marks David Gibson’s 20th anniversary as our Musical Director.
The main work will be Grieg’s complete incidental music to Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt. The score includes the well-loved tunes from the orchestral suites - tunes such as Morning Mood, Anitra’s Dance and In the Hall of the Mountain King. The complete score was largely forgotten until being rediscovered in Bergen in the 1980s. There was a semi-staged performance, sung in Norwegian, at the Proms in 2001. We have commissioned an English libretto from Beryl Foster, an established librettist, a recognised authority on Grieg, and Vice-President of the International Grieg Society. Our narrator is the acclaimed actor and director, Samuel West.


Tickets on sale now!
Prices: £8, £14, £16, £19
Concessions: Over 60s - £1 discount; “Kids for a Quid” scheme for children aged 12 and under; students, older children, job seekers and disabled - £5, £7, £8 and £9.50; carers accompanying wheelchair users, free. Group Concession - buy 10, get 11th ticket free.


Guildhall Box Office
Telephone: 023 8063 2601. Group concessions: 023 8083 3612
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