Salina Fisher has always been fascinated by collaboration, and her work with taonga puoro master Jerome Kavanagh reaches a significant milestone with this new concerto for traditional Māori instruments. It promises to be extraordinary.
Benjamin Britten lived next to the bitter North Sea: its glittering sunshine and furious storms are sharply drawn in his opera Peter Grimes, of which these interludes are the well-known orchestral showcase.
Sibelius described his Seventh Symphony as ‘The moon through storm clouds’. Its massively ecstatic mood is well matched with Vaughan Williams’ visionary cathedral of sound that opens the evening.