University Symphony Orchestra in concert (photo:  Sarah Goulding)

University Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 10 March 2018 at 7.00PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

John Stringer conductor

Zemlinsky      Die Seejungfrau 

James Williamson      Happy are they who dwell in your house

Shostakovich      Suite from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk 

Zemlinsky’s Die Seejungfrau, after Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Mermaid’, is a richly evocative late Romantic tone poem with hints of Mahler and Richard Strauss, underpinned by the composer’s vivid and colourful imagination. Shostakovich revised his controversial opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk as Katerina Izmailova in 1962 when he also extracted this suite of five interludes. The programme is completed by the first performance of PhD student James Williamson’s Sir Jack Lyons Celebration Award commission. 

The University Symphony Orchestra also accompanies the University Choir in Britten's War Requiem in York Minster on 20 June.

Please note earlier start time!

Tickets: £13; concessions £11; students £3

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