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Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

Sunday, July 16 at 2:30pm

Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Silva Concert Hall
One Eugene Center Eugene, Oregon 97401

Based on the mystical Leaves of Grass poem from Walt Whitman, “A Sea Symphony” is often considered the work that put Ralph Vaughan Williams on the map and established him as one of the most influential figures in English music. Set sail with the “insightful and powerful” (Earrelevant) conductor Gemma New for dramatic fanfare – mourning those lost to the ocean, reveling in jaunty shanties, and marveling at the fearsome power of the sea. “Top-selling artist and one of the busiest pianists on earth,” (Evening Standard) Angela Hewitt joins the program for the Ravel Piano Concerto in G.

Running time: 2 hours with one intermission.

Alberga: Arise, Athena!
J.S. Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor, arr. Edward Elgar
Ravel: Concerto in G Major for Piano and Orchestra
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 1, "A Sea Symphony"

OBF Chorus
University of Oregon Chamber Choir
OBF Modern Orchestra
Angela Hewitt, piano
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Jarrett Ott, baritone
Gemma New, conductor

Oregon Bach Festival 2023
Musical Wanderlust
June 30- July 16, 2023

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Music, Performance/Theater, Concert


School of Music and Dance, Oregon Bach Festival

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public




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