James E. Ross’ program evokes images of coastal shores and green pastures. One of George Butterworth’s last works, The Banks of Green Willow incorporates folk songs from his native British countryside. From his opera Peter Grimes, Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes paints the tragic story of psychological torment of the fisherman and his apprentice. Closing the program is Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, hailed as equal to Beethoven’s Eroica in majesty and drama and described by critics as his most artistically perfect symphony.