Monday, 8th May 2017, 1.10pm
Young Artists in the City
Charles Griffes: The American Impressionist
Alexandria Wreggelsworth, soprano
Karen Schriesheim, soprano
Laurence Williams, baritone
Gavin Roberts, piano
Devised by Alexandria Wreggelsworth (Guildhall School), this concert, tells the story of New York born composer, Charles Griffes (1884-1920). His life was truly international, studying for a short time in Germany with Humperdinck, yet also absorbing the current trends in French Impressionism, as well as influences from the Far East; Japan and China. Griffes died just aged 35 in the Influenza pandemic, yet left behind a large body of works, as well as intricate personal diaries which chronicle not just his artistic life, but his homosexuality..
Our Young Artists in the City series is devised by vocal and piano accompaniment students, and recent conservatoires graduates. It gives an opportunity to an aspiring musician 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.