Turner Sims, Southampton
Friday 28 April 2017 – 7:30pm

Thomas Gould – Violin
són – Southampton’s professional orchestra
Robin Browning – Conductor

Part of the Reimagined : Recomposed Series

Programme includes:
Max Richter
– Four Seasons Recomposed
Max Richter – On the Nature of Daylight
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Elgar – Sospiri
Vaughan Williams – Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus

Continuing their exploration of newly imagined and interpreted music, són present a powerful and eclectic mix of string orchestra works, including The Four Seasons Recomposed by the increasingly popular post-minimalist British composer Max Richter. Featuring soloist Thomas Gould, Seasons Recomposed premiered at London’s Barbican in 2012, and the subsequent album topped the iTunes classical chart in the UK, US and Germany. Richter’s treatment of Vivaldi’s music is fascinating and engaging: despite discarding 75% of the original material, he “recomposes” with phase-shifts and loops in keeping with his post-modernist and minimalist roots as a composer.

Alongside works by Max Richter, són extend their survey of musical remodelling with Vaughan Williams beautiful Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus, as well as exploring the passionate string colours of Barber’s ever-popular Adagio and Elgar’s Sospiri – looking ahead to their next concert Elgar Unwrapped in June.

Tickets: £9 to £24

On sale to Friends of Turner Sims: Tuesday 15 November
General booking opens: Tuesday 22 November
Or telephone: 023 8059 5151