The BBC Proms travels out of London, to Hull – UK City of Culture 2017 – for a site-specific performance of music inspired by water, centring on Handel’s Water Music suites, first performed 300 years ago at a river party for George I on the Thames.
Pioneering early music expert Nicholas McGegan directs the Royal Northern Sinfonia at Stage@TheDock – Hull’s outdoor amphitheatre – in a programme featuring everything from storms and shipwrecks to calm seas and seductive sirens.
Telemann Water Music – overture 8’
Delius Summer Night on the River 5’
Handel Water Music – Suite No. 3 in G major 11’
Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage12’
Rameau Naïs – overture 5’
Grace Williams Sea Sketches – High Wind; Calm Sea in Summer 10’
Handel Water Music – Suite No. 2 in D major 12’
Royal Northern Sinfonia | Nicholas McGegan conductor
Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 (3.00pm performance)
Tickets On-Sale: Friday 23 June 2017