Summer Nights

Gulbenkian Orchestra / Dinis Sousa / Julie Boulianne

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Grand Auditorium Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Gulbenkian Orchestra
Dinis Sousa Conductor
Julie Boulianne Mezzo-Soprano

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809 – 1847)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 21

Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)
Les nuits d’été, op. 7
1. Villanelle
2. Le spectre de la rose
3. Sur les lagunes
4. Absence
5. Au cimetière
6. L’île inconnue

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
Overture, Scherzo and Finale, op. 52
1. Overture: Andante con moto
2. Scherzo: Vivo
3. Finale: Allegro molto vivace

At the age of 32, Dinis Sousa has just been appointed Principal Conductor of the Royal Northern Symphony, a chamber orchestra based in Newcastle, England. Previously worked as Assistant Conductor of the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras whom which he performed at the prestigious BBC Proms, conducting Berlioz’s choral symphony Roméo et Juliette. Sousa, the founder of Orquestra XXI, is now returning to this leading romantic exponent in a programme featuring the song cycle Les nuits d’été, together with works by other leading composers of the romantic period.

Main Sponsor Gulbenkian Music

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