Two great ensembles are reunited for a concert brimming with brio and majesty. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Brighton Festival Chorus first joined forces for BFC’s inaugural concert, the 50th anniversary of which they celebrated with a memorable concert at the 2018 Festival. Now this partnership is renewed as the Orchestra and Chorus are joined by a trio of internationally acclaimed soloists for two contrasting masterworks.
Beethoven’s intense Third Piano Concerto veers from delight to despair in music of supreme melodic inspiration, and is a glorious showcase for the sparkling young pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason. Vaughan Williams’s mighty Sea Symphony, a work of immense scale and stunning power, requires formidable vocal forces — in this case, those of Katherine Broderick, James Rutherford and BFC.
Isata Kanneh-Mason piano
Katherine Broderick soprano
James Rutherford bass-baritone
Michael Seal conductor
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Op 37
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony