Priority booking for the 2018/19 Concert Season is now open for SCO subscribers (4 or more concerts).
General Onsale 10th May 2018.
PURCELL Music from The Fairy Queen (40’)
HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 1 in B-flat (10’)
HANDEL Arias from Semele: Oh, Jove in pity; Oh sleep; Myself I shall adore (15’)
HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks (20’)
RICHARD EGARR Conductor / Harpsichord
CAROLYN SAMPSON Soprano
Described as a conductor “full of fizzy finesse”, Richard Egarr presents a celebration of Handel and Purcell. There’s a riot of colour in Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and in his Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 1, and exquisitely beautiful arias from his humorous musical drama Semele, delivered by the dazzling soprano Carolyn Sampson.
Purcell’s glimmering suite from the opera The Fairy Queen draws inspiration from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a bewitching tale celebrating the wonder and joy of love in all its forms. Purcell conjures up an enchanted world where the magical forces of nature reign supreme.