Festa di Puccini

As part of the Buxton International Festival’s final choral-themed weekend, Buxton Musical Society are marking the centenary of the death of Giacomo Puccini by performing his largest sacred work – the Messa di Gloria. Written when he was 21, the work shows the influence of his family’s close involvement with the Cattedrale di San Martino in Lucca but hints at the glorious melodies that were to come in his later work.

The concert opens with Respighi’s rousing Primavera from the Botticelli Tryptych and a rarely performed work by Swiss composer Frank Martin who died fifty years ago – Pavane Couleur du Temps

O Respighi Primavera (Spring), from Trittico Botticelliano (Botticelli Tryptich) 
F Martin Pavane Couleur du Temps (Pavane – The Colour of Time)     
G Puccini Messa a Quattro Voci (‘Messa di Gloria’)

James Liu – tenor
Dominic Felts – bass

Chorus & Orchestra of Buxton Musical Society
Players from the BIF Young Instrumentalists Programme

Sam Hayes Conductor

Tickets £20 will be available on the door.