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With single tickets going on sale today, thoughts turn to Opening Weekend, September 16-17, and La Mer. Cally Banham, English horn, writes: “It will be a joy to be reunited with all the colleagues after the summer break with La Mer, an incredibly expressive piece full of color, and featuring so many solo instruments in gorgeous ethereal passages.”

"The Hollow of the Wave off Kanagawa" by Hosukai
“The Hollow of the Wave off Kanagawa” by Hosukai

When Claude Debussy first had the score published to La Mer published, he insisted a detail of the print above, which was popular in France at the time, be on the cover.