A contemporary of Couperin, Rebel wrote Le Cahos, or Chaos, in the late 1730s. Written as a standalone piece, he later appended it as an prologue to his symphony ‘Les Élémens’. Of this introductory section, he wrote
The introduction to this Symphony was drawn from nature: it was Chaos itself, that confusion which reigned among the Elements before the moment when, subject to immutable laws, they assumed their prescribed places within the natural order.
Lost Things – for solo flute – is taken from a music theatre piece by Samantha Fernando titled The Journey Between Us. Inspired by short stories, Fernando’s work ‘examines the interactions that occur within relationships and the complex emotions we experience when communication breaks down’.
The concert concludes with Copland’s Appalachian Spring – in its original chamber ensemble scoring.
- Jean Féry Rebel Chaos from Les Les Élémens
- Saint-Saens Le Deluge, Op.45: Prelude for strings
- Samantha Fernando Lost Things for solo flute
- Mozart Flute Concerto in D, K.314
- Copland Appalachian Spring
WATCH THE CONCERT ONLINE
There are two performances at St. Martin-i-the-Fields, at 5pm and at 7:30pm with limited tickets available to facilitate social distancing. The concert will be streamed online at 7:30pm on Thursday 29 October.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The concerts will adhere to government guidelines on permitted audience numbers and social distancing.
For the safety of all involved, concert attendees will be required to wear a mask on arrival and throughout the performance.
More information is available on the St. Martin-in-the-Fields website