Portraits of England
Hail Britannia! Gemma New, music director of the Hamilton (Ontario) Philharmonic, conducts works by three of Britain’s most influential composers in this jolly good performance. Pianists Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky return to the BPO in a riveting piano performance of contemporary composer Jeremy Gill’s Concerto for 4 Hands; Benjamin Britten paints evocative seascapes in his Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; and Edward Elgar rounds out the trio with his Enigma Variations, each of fourteen variations representing one of his friends.
Come at 9:30 AM on Friday for complimentary coffee and doughnuts. On Saturday, come at 7 PM to hear directly from the artists in “Musically Speaking.”
Jeremy Gill Concerto for 4 hands (Orion Weiss & Anna Polonsky)
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Elgar Enigma Variations