Samling Artist Showcase ‘Sea Pictures’

Wigmore Hall, 9 November 2022

Samling Artist Showcase ‘Sea Pictures’

Wednesday 9 November, 7.30pm Wigmore Hall, London
Tickets£40, £35, £30, £25, £16


Based around song cycles with a maritime theme, the programme includes Sibelius’ Luonnotar based on a Finnish creation myth, Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely performed cycle U Morya, Fauré’s L’horizon chimérique and Elgar’s Sea Pictures in the composer’s version for piano.

Madison Nonoa soprano
Angharad Lyddon mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Julien Van Mellaerts baritone
Jonathan Ware piano
Kunal Lahiry piano


J. Sibelius, Luonnotar Op.70

H. Berlioz, L’île inconnue, Les nuits d’été

E. Chausson, Sérénade Italienne, 7 mélodies, Op.2 No 5

F. Schubert, Meeres Stille, D216 (1815) Op.3 No 2

Felix Mendelssohn, Wasserfahrt, Op.50 No 4

F. Schubert, Der Zwerg, D771 Op.22 No 1

N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov U Morya (By the sea)
The wave breaks into a spray | Not a sound from the sea | The sea is tossing |
Do not believe me, friend | The waves rise up like mountains

G. Fauré L’horizon chimérique Op.118
La mer est infinie | Je me suis embarqué | Diane, Séléné  | Vaisseuax, nous vous aurons aimés

E. Elgar Sea Pictures Op.37
Sea Slumber Song | In Haven | Sabbath Morning at Sea Where Corals Lie | The Swimmer

J. Ireland Sea Fever

M. Head Ships of Arcady

arr. J. Althouse Skye Boat Song



Image: detail from Costa Brava Boats, oil on canvas, Julian Vilarrubi. Used with kind permission of the artist.