Ken Lam conducts the CSO for this springtime concert
"I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you" — the opening line of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass
embodies the hopeful bloom of spring. The CSO's springtime concert, A Sea Symphony, embodies this cadence while paying tribute to renowned British composers.
The orchestra plays Edward Elgar's string masterpiece, Introduction and Allegro
, followed by "Four Seas Interlude," orchestral interludes taken from Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes.
The CSO chorus
, with soprano Margaret Kelly Cook and baritone Peter Tomaszewski, join the performance for Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony.
Williams was inspired by Whitman's Leaves of Grass
and its "auspicious vision of a world adrift in a sea of human vanity."
The springtime Masterworks concert takes place March 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gaillard Center. You can purchase tickets here