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Music of the Sea

  • Beckwith Recital Hall Cultural Arts Building, UNCW Wilmington, NC, 28403 United States (map)

Romantic music inspired by the sea, from the North Carolina coast to the Mediterranean—including Saint-Saëns’s incandescent Fantaisie, a suite of rousing sea shanties, and a special collaboration with guest soprano Nancy King on Chabrier's L'Invitation au voyage, an evocative setting of Baudelaire's Symbolist poem about a pilgrimage to the mythical isle of Cythera.

  • Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936), Balletto from Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1, arr. for violin, viola, bassoon, and harp
  • Ryan Mulder (b. 1995), Ocracoke, Currituck, and Bald Head Island from North Carolina Lighthouse Suite for violin, viola, bassoon, and harp
  • Emmanuel Chabrier (1841–1894), L'Invitation au voyage for voice, bassoon, and harp
  • Louis Spohr (1784–1859), Trio in F minor for violin, bassoon, and harp


  • Edward Elgar (1857–1934), Chanson de matin, op. 15, no. 1 and Chanson de nuitop. 15, no. 2 arr. for violin, bassoon, and harp
  • Charles Koechlin (1867–1950), Trio in G Major, op. 92 for violin, viola, and bassoon
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921), Fantaisie, op. 124 for violin and harp
  • Sea Shanties Suite: "Blow the Man Down," "The Coasts of High Barbary," and "Spanish Ladies," arr. for two violins, bassoon, and harp
Earlier Event: August 12
Brierwood Ensemble at Fermental
Later Event: October 21
Brierwood Ensemble at Fermental