Les Illuminations, op.18

Le soliste Ashu

Date : April 7, 2011
Time : 8:00 PM
Soloist : Kristin Mueller-Heaslip, soprano

Benjamin Britten’s “Les Illuminations” is a continuation of his imaginative exploitation of string orchestra sonorities. One of his earlier works composed before his 30th birthday, “Les Illuminations” shows not only a mastery of string writing but also an innate sensitivity to Arthur Rimbaud’s poems. Soprano Kristin Mueller-Heaslip will be a guest of the MCO as part of the first prize in the Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition in Manitoba which she won in 2008.


This concert is sponsored by:


  • Sinfonia in B-flat Major, op.3, no.4 – J. C. Bach
  • Suite for Strings – J. McGrath
  • Symphony no.27, in G Major, Hob.I: 27 – F. J. Haydn


  • Les Illuminations, op.18 – B. Britten
    Soloist: Kristin Mueller-Heaslip, soprano
  • Canon – J. Pachelbel