Classical music
Orchestra

Sarah Connolly's Nights of Summer

Part of Classical Season

Join Sarah Connolly to enjoy Berlioz's dramatic song cycle Les nuits d'été. Based on the poems of his friend Théophile Gautier, Berlioz explores six stages of love, from joyful youth to everlasting life.

Collaborating again with OAE, celebrated mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly is an expert with these songs. They are matched in this concert with works by Mendelssohn.

The Tale of Fair Melusine is an exploration of mythical love, before the concert reaches a climax with the vivid, upbeat Symphony No.4.

Performers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano, director

Repertoire

Berlioz: Rêverie et caprice romance for violin & orchestra; Les nuits d'été
Interval
Mendelssohn: Overture, The Fair Melusine; Symphony No.4 in A, Op.90 (Italian)

WHERE

Royal Festival Hall
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need to know

Pre- concert talk, Royal Festival Hall (Level 5, Function Room) at 5.45pm
Explore Berlioz with guests from the OAE’s Academic Partners, the Open University.

Post-concert discussion, Royal Festival Hall (Clore Ballroom) at 9.15pm
Join concert director Kati Debretzeni for an in-depth look at Mendelssohn’s Italian symphony.

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