Schubert – Nachtstück, Die Sterne, Abendstern, Auf dem wasser zu singen, Abendrot
Mahler – Rückert-Lieder
Debussy – Chanson de Bilitis
George Crumb – Three early songs
arr. Britten – Salley gardens, The last rose of Summer, O come ye not from Newcastle, Ca’ the yowes, O Waly Waly, Oliver Cromwell
With her clear, warm, honeyed voice, Ruby Hughes is as much at home on the opera stage as the concert platform – from Scottish Opera to the Proms and around the world. She treats us to five songs by Schubert exploring the night and its mysteries, the beauty of Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, and the sensuality of Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis. George Crumb’s Three Early Songs also feature the night, and nature, and the evening ends with five beautifully crafted folk song settings by Britten.
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)
Tonight’s pre-concert talk will be given by our piano technician Marianne Bailey, continuing her fascinating insight in to the world of preparing concert pianos and the complexity of the role which goes far beyond tuning.