To commemorate the end of the Great War, Britten Sinfonia premiere a new arrangement of Nico Muhly’s poignant The Last Letter as part of a compelling and dramatic evening of music and words.
Nico Muhly’s The Last Letter sets an intriguing and moving selection of letters by First World War German and English soldiers and their loved ones, interspersed with music and poetry written by composers and poets on both sides of the conflict.
Gurney The Western Playland
Kelly Elegy for Strings
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Nico Muhly The Last Letter (world premiere tour of orchestral arrangement)
Barber Adagio for Strings
Poetry and letters by Mary Borden, Vera Brittain, Ivor Gurney & Wilfred Owen
Evening devised by Dr Kate Kennedy