Music of Innocence
Violin Chloë Hanslip
Soprano Nadine Benjamin
Conductor Delyana Lazarova
Arvo Pärt Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Mozart Violin Concerto in D major, K218
Mahler Symphony No. 4 (arr. Farrington)
Saturday 4 November 2023 7.30pm
The King’s School, Macclesfield
Tickets: £27.00 | Under 30s £17 | Full Time Students and Under 18s Free
The NCO breaks new ground by performing the Fourth Symphony of Gustav Mahler. His music often features soloistic orchestration and lends itself to a pared-down sound world. Ian Farrington’s arrangement for chamber orchestra enables a monumental work to be performed in the intimate surroundings of a smaller venue. The soprano, Nadine Benjamin, made her debut with ENO in 2018, at the BBC Proms in 2019 and at the Royal Opera House in 2020. She sings the symphony’s final song, which views heaven through the innocent eyes of a child.
Chloë Hanslip is the NCO’s Artist in Association and a distinguished violinist on the international stage. Recent and forthcoming highlights include concerto performances with the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia and Hallé orchestras. She joins the NCO in Mozart’s youthful Violin Concerto No.4. In his evocative Cantus the Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, mourns the death of Benjamin Britten, whom he greatly admired.
Following her triumphant performance of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony last season, Delyana Lazarova returns to conduct the concert. In 2022/23 she makes her American debut, works for the first time with the Philharmonia Orchestra and returns to the Orchestre National de France and the CBSO.
This concert has been generously sponsored by Caro Brown.