Saturday 20th March 2010 at 7:45pm

Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy

Emilien Hamel
Emilien Hamel

Programme Mar 2010Bridge ‘The Sea’

Chausson ‘Poeme de l’amour et de la mer’  Click to hear a sample from a commercial recording of this work
    Soloist Emilien Hamel

Britten ‘Sea Interludes’  

Debussy ‘La Mer’  Click to hear a sample from a commercial recording of this work

Our theme for this concert is the sea in all its moods. The ‘Sea Interludes’ and ‘La Mer’ are well known concert favourites and make attractive partners for Chausson’s evocative ‘Poème’ and Bridge’s orchestral suite, which Britten heard as a boy of 10 and was "knocked sideways" by what he heard. Bridge subsequently became Britten’s teacher and profoundly influenced his musical development.