Debussy’s La Mer

philharmonie zuidnederland

Debussy’s La Mer

philharmonie zuidnederland

Was it the love for his mistress that inspired Debussy, or the sweeping view of the sea from the hotel room where he stayed with her? Just as impressionist painters like Monet captured the flickering on the water in colors, Debussy painted his masterpiece using the most refined orchestral sounds. In his La Mer you can almost smell the sea. Benjamin Britten also gave voice to the sea. The Four Sea Interludes come directly from his gripping opera Peter Grimes. And of course, chief conductor Duncan Ward opens this symphonic ode to the sea with Mendelssohn's stormy Hebrides Overture. None other than top violinist Baiba Skride and master pianist Alice Sarah Ott, one of the big stars of Deutsche Grammophon, take turns giving an extra sparkle to this programme.

An ode to the sea

Fri 23 Sept 2022
Theater aan het Vrijthof:
Papyruszaal
20:00 - 21:30 / 1 pause
Premium seats € 48
Band A € 43
Band B € 38
Band C € 25
Classical - Orchestral
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Program

Mendelssohn
Ouverture Die Hebriden

Ravel
Pianoconcerto for the Left Hand

Britten
From Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes

Debussy
La Mer

Chief conductor

Duncan Ward

Piano

Alice Sarah Ott

violin

Baiba Skride

photography

Jozef Israëls