In our Hands OSJ Ashmolean Prom

Submitted by Simon Payne on May 6, 2019 - 18:30

Venue, Timing and Cost

Ashmolean Museum
Wednesday, 15 May 2019

In Our Hands is musical journey through earth, water and our sense of place. Grace Williams’ Sea Sketches (1944) brings us to the centre of the elements, buffeting our senses with the uncontrollable intensity of earth’s energy; Butterworth’s On the Banks of Green Willow, Elgar’s Serenade and Britten’s folk song arrangements lead us peacefully to the water’s edge and the countryside where we take solace in nature’s apparent timelessness; while Toby Young’s setting of Tony Isaac’s In Our Hands (premiere) and Limpet Space Race’s Earth Flow (premiere) remind us of our power and responsibility to preserve these extraordinary experiences for generations to come.

‘In Our Hands’
Butterworth On the Banks of Green Willow
Toby Young In Our Hands (Premiere of a setting of Tony Vincent Issac’s poem)
Grace Williams Sea Sketches
Limpet Space Race Earth Flow (for strings and electronics, premiere)
Elgar Serenade for Strings
Britten Folk Songs set
Oliver Cromwell
Sally Gardens
Sweet Polly Oliver
Ash Grove

OSJ Strings
Matthew Sandy tenor
Cayenna Ponchione conductor
Limpet Space Race (Hannah Jakes and Nicholas O’Brien), electronics

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