Young Artists in the City

Monday, 8th May 2017, 1.10pm

Charles Griffes: The American Impressionist

Artists from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama:
Alexandra Wreggelsworth, soprano
Karen Schriesheim, soprano
Isabel Peters, soprano
Laurence Williams, baritone
Gavin Roberts, piano

Devised by Alexandra 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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