Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Spring, Op 43

The Lark’s Song is Ringing Louder
Not the Wind, Blowing from the Heights
Cool and Fragrant is Thy Garland
It was in the Early Spring

Rusne Tuslaite soprano
Ilan Kurtser

The Snow Maiden’s Aria (Act I) from The Snow Maiden

Changrong Bi soprano
Jack Redman

Roderick Williams (b 1965)
200 PIECES I wake (world premiere)

Charles Cunliffe bass-baritone

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Do not sing for me, fair maiden, Op 4 No 4

The Harvest of Sorrow, Op 4 No 5

Dream, Op 38 No 5

Kaitlyn Bourne soprano
Aron Goldin

A Dream, Op 8 No 5

The Soldier‘s Wife , Op 8 No 4

I Wait for Thee, Op 14 No 1

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Reckless Nights, Op 60 No 6

Manuela Baranik soprano
Ilan Kurtser

Iolanta's Recitative and Aria from Iolanta

Rusne Tuslaite soprano
Ilan Kurtser piano

Tatiana’s Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin

Daria Papysheva soprano
Aron Goldin

Onegin’s Aria from Eugene Onegin

Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)
Demon’s Aria, from The Demon

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The Wave Breaks Into Spray, Op 46 No 1

Alexander Ilvakhin baritone
Jack Redman piano

Roderick Williams is one of the UK’s most sought-after baritones, encompassing a repertoire from the baroque to world premieres of contemporary music. In 2016 he won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Singer of the year award. As a composer he has had works premiered at Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, Purcell Room and live on national UK radio. His choral works are frequently performed and recorded, and include World Without End, a major co-commission for the RIAS Kammerchor and BBC Singers, a piece to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force, and Now Winter Nights composed for VOCES8. He was awarded an OBE for services to music in June 2017.