THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Benjamin Britten Image Name: Benjamin Britten
Paavo Jarvi High Res 1 - credit Ixi Chen Image Name: Paavo Jarvi High Res 1 - credit Ixi Chen

Paavo Järvi directs his Orchestre de Paris in Arvo Pärt’s meditative Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten.

Janine Jansen is the soloist in Britten’s Violin Concerto, written during the composer’s war-time years in New York. ‘I feel so deeply about this piece? One experiences the incredible strength of it,’ Jansen says.

The Mediterranean verve of Berlioz’s overture Le corsaire and the shimmering weight of full orchestra and organ in Saint-Saëns’s Third Symphony complete a programme of introspective reflection and extrovert display

RTÉ lyric fm, Tuesday 15October, 8pm-10pm