English aristocrats, the Sitwells, all but adopted William Walton in the 1920s. Facades was a succes de scandal with Dame Edith Sitwell’s verse recited with accompaniment of Sir Walton’s music. British society rightly felt it was being mocked… but in such an entertaining way! Teddy conducts the LO in a selection of favorites from this remarkable work. We also welcome the return of violinist Augustin Hadelich to our British-themed concert. Since his visit last season, Hadelich received a Grammy Award and has thrilled audiences in the U.S., China, and Europe as he continues to tour all over the world.
BENJAMIN: TBD (4/1 event only)
MATTHEWS: TBD (4/1 event only)
MUHLY: So To Speak (After Thomas Tallis)
PARRY: Jerusalem (4/1 event only)
BRITTEN: Violin Concerto No. 1, op.15
WALTON: Selections from Facades
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Teddy Abrams, conductor
-3/31 Pre-concert lecture begins at 10:00AM in Whitney Hall hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-4/1 Pre-concert lecture begins at 7:00PM in the Mary Anderson Room hosted by Classical 90.5 WUOL.
-4/1 The North Lobby will be open for donors ONLY to purchase drinks before the show and at intermission.