Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Presents

Belshazzar's Feast

Friday 25 May 2012 at 8:00pm

Melbourne Town Hall

Saturday 26 May 2012 at 8:00pm

Melbourne Town Hall


Bramwell Tovey conductor/piano
Deborah Humble mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Lemalu bass-baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Lambert The Rio Grande
Walton Belshazzar’s Feast

In the 20th century, Britain overthrew its unfair reputation as a “land without music.” Three of the great composers who played key roles in this musical renaissance are featured here. Britten’s popular reworking of the music of Purcell, and Sir William Walton’s dramatic choral masterpiece, based on a great biblical story, frame a rare gem by Constant Lambert (son of Australian painter George Lambert), which fuses Latin American and jazz influences with a distinctively English temperament.

Event Duration: 2hrs

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