Jessica Cottis conductor
Ceferina Penny soprano
RCM Symphony Orchestra
Tomás Brantmayer Morbus Sacer (world premiere)
Hildegard von Bingen O eterne Deus
Jō Kondō In Summer
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2
Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Cottis, makes her first visit to the Royal College of Music.
In this atmospheric programme, a premiere by RCM composer Tomás Brantmayer is heard alongside an 11th-century chant and Debussy's ethereal tone poems. Jō Kondō's In Summer follows, a remarkable piece featuring a single melodic line, described as 'a line drawn by the single stroke of a thick brush'.
To conclude, hear Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, a passionate piece with lavish harmonies typical of the Impressionist movement.
2023 Rod Williams Memorial Concert