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Symposium 128-EMPIRE’S END

Sunday, 2 December 2018 @ 5:00pm
Monday, 3 December 2018 @ 7:00pm


Works by Elgar, Charles Villiers Stanford, and Songs on texts of Shakespeare.

We travel forward from London as a mecca for continental artists to the twilight of the metropolis as the center of an Empire. Beloved artists of Helicon join with newcomers to perform this last generation of romantic composers that embody the end of an era, a moment where the world stood on the edge of a cliff.


  • *Piano Quartet No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 133     Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

    Andante - Allegro moderato
    Scherzo: Allegro
    Allegro molto moderato


  • Songs on texts by William Shakespeare

  • Fear no more the heat of the sun    Roger Quilter (1877-1953)

    Pretty ring time                                Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

    Take, o take those lips away           R. Quilter

    Orpheus with his lute                       Ivor Gurney (1890–1937)

    Come away death                           Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)

    Take, o take those lips away           P. Warlock

    It was a lover and his lass               G. Finzi

  • Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84     Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

    Andante: Allegro


  • * An American premiere