Transfigured Night, an evening of moonlit music
Bathe in the moonlight with Debussy’s iconic Clair de Lune, in the starlight of Schumann’s Abendlied, and in the dappled night-time forest of Schoenberg’s stunning Verklärte Nacht. Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto, a gem of the English repertoire, encompasses light and shade and is an inspiring force performed here by leading young clarinettist James Gilbert.
The pieces in this evening’s programme explore the theme of ‘Night’ in different ways; both the fear and uncertainty that it can bring, but mainly the opportunity it creates for light shining through darkness, whether to guide or comfort us.
The Fantasia Orchestra is formed of some of the country’s most exciting young musicians, brought together under the baton of its founder and conductor Tom Fetherstonhaugh.
Sponsored by Doves Farm Foods
Mrs Katalin Landon
Mr and Mrs John Skinner
Mr and Mrs Flora Lyon
James Gilbert clarinet
Tom Fetherstonhaugh conductor
Debussy Clair de Lune arr. Kime
Finzi Clarinet Concerto
Schumann Abendlied arr. Svendsen
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Free for Under 30s
(includes £1.25 Corn Exchange booking fee per ticket)