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Pelléas et Mélisande internationally

Sibelius’s incidental music to Maeterlinck’s Pelléas et Mélisande (Op. 46, 1905) has always drawn audiences with its sharp characterization, rich melodies, elegant orchestral writing and exquisite proportions. In the closing months of 2015, the music is being performed worldwide, for example at the following locations:

New York (USA)

16th October 2015 at 8 pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
3 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023    Tickets: click here

Urban Playground

Still: Troubled Island Suite (world première of Suite)
Coleridge-Taylor: Romance for Violin and Orchestra *
Coleridge-Taylor: Keep Me From Sinking Down * (East Coast première)
Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande

* John McLaughlin Williams, violin
Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Cunningham, artistic director

Pardubice (Czech Republic)

9th / 10th / 11th November 2015 at 7.30 pm
Sukova síň Domu hudby v Pardubicích


Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 1, K 412
Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1, Op. 11

Tunca Dogu, horn
Komorní filharmonie Pardubice (Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice)
Michael Roháč, conductor

Southampton (UK)

29th November 2015 at 3 pm
Turner Sims, Southampton   Tickets: click here


Sibelius: Impromptu for strings (including original piano version)
Valse triste, Op. 44 No. 1
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46
Andante festivo, JS 34b

Robin Browning, conductor
David Owen Norris, presenter / piano

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Sibelius Unwrapped in Southampton


són – Southampton’s new professional orchestra – is presenting its official launch concert with an all-Sibelius programme on at 3 pm on Sunday 29th November 2015 at Turner Sims, Southampton.

The concert will be conducted by Robin Browning and will feature David Owen Norris as presenter and pianist.

són (an old-English word meaning ‘sound’) is the name for a brand new classical music project. At its heart, són is a fresh and dynamic chamber orchestra – professional, versatile, inspiring. It is the first and only professional orchestra in Southampton – one of the UK’s most richly diverse and culturally flourishing cities. Until now, Southampton was the largest city in the UK without a resident professional orchestra. són’s concerts are planned to be a little different – yet always engaging, and tying in with other areas of the orchestra’s work – són | education and són | masterclass.

Impromptu for strings (including original piano version)
Valse triste, Op. 44 No. 1
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 46
Andante festivo, JS 34b

Click here for more information.

Tickets £18, £17, £16.20, £9
(including complimentary tea & cake during the extended interval)
Click here for box office