Monday, 6th Mar 2017, 1.10pm
Young Artists in the City
Vissi d’Arte: I lived for my art
Esther Kuiper, mezzo-soprano
Florent Mourier, piano
Vissi d’Arte centres around the strong female figures of the arts: Pauline Viardot and Emily Dickinson. The concert will music by Viardot herself and by composers that were friends of hers: Berlioz, Liszt and Debussy Bilitis songs alongside settings of the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson by Copland and Dutch composer De Raaff. Duo Moksha are finalists of the Dutch Classical Talent competition and will be performing a tour of twelve concerts in the Netherlands in April, at venues including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Our Young Artists in the City series is devised by piano accompaniment students, and recent conservatoires graduates. It gives an opportunity to an aspiring pianist to be the driving force behind one of our themed concerts, providing valuable professional development.
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From Our Artistic Director
Song in the City takes classical music out of its comfort zone. Through the genre of song, we aim to revolutionise the relationship between classical musicians and their audiences through imaginative concerts, and social projects.
Song in the City is more than your average classical venue. We programme concerts around inventive and often challenging themes, bringing talented singers and pianists to the heart of the Square Mile, in the intimate and beautiful setting of the Hall at St Botolph without Bishopsgate. Our regular FREE concerts take place on Monday Lunchtime at 1pm (c45 mins). We are also developing a number of social projects. Check out our latest project here. In late 2015 Song in the City released its very first CD: Voices of London: Songs of the big smoke, which is now available to purchase here.