Hidden Lives: Secret Loves

Monday, 27th Feb 2017, 1.10pm

On Wenlock Edge: Housman's Lads

Adam Sullivan, tenor
Joseph Padfield, baritone
Kevin Phelan, actor
The Accendo Quartet
Gavin Roberts, piano

As part of the LGBT History Month, our Hidden Lives, Secret Loves series explores the way that artists expressed their sexuality through their work. In this programme, Gavin Roberts curates a concert that tells the story of British poet A E Housman, using as a musical centre-piece Vaughan Williams' Song Cycle for tenor, piano and string quartet, 'On Wenlock Edge'. This will be combined with other songs, poems by George Butterworth and Ian Venables.

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Young Artists in the City

Monday, 6th Mar 2017, 1.10pm

Vissi d'Arte: I lived for my art

Duo Moksha:
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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Monday, 13th Mar 2017, 1.10pm

Mirages

Myramae Meneses, soprano
Seán Boylan, baritone
Victoria Songwei Li, soprano
Bretton Brown, piano

This concert is devised by American pianist, and Yale graduate, Bretton Brown. A programme exploring the power of the mind and heart to deceive. Songs by Fauré, Rachmaninov, and others speak to what it means when what we thought we knew- and loved- turns out not to be.

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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Monday, 20th Mar 2017, 1.10pm

Gazing In, Gazing Out

Artists from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Mairi Grewar, piano

The world of art is fuelled by the mixing of cultures and a fascination for the unfamiliar. In a programme devised by Mairi Grewar (Guildhall School), join students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as they explore cultural heritage through folksong, showcasing composers’ love for writing music influenced by their nationality as well as drawing inspiration from song traditions far from their own. In the current political climate, it is more important than ever to understand the role multi-culturism plays in art and society and why this must be continued. Featuring works by Bartok, Poulenc, Resphigi, Ravel and James MacMillan

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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Monday, 27th Mar 2017, 1.10pm

Childhood Fables for Grown-Ups

Artists from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama:
Harriet Burns, soprano
Siân Dicker, soprano
Brian McAlea, baritone
Krystal Tunnicliffe, piano

Devised by Krystal Tunnicliffe (Guildhall School), Childhood Fables for Grown-Ups explores how children's nursery rhymes, fairy tales and fables are interpreted and set by composers for ‘grown-up’ audiences. The concert will include Francis Poulenc's La Courte Paille (The Short Straw), Serge Prokofiev's The Ugly Duckling, and Richard Rodney-Bennett's Songs Before Sleep.

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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