Young Artists in the City

Thursday, 2nd Jun 2016, 1.10pm

Voice of the Alien

Artists from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Lana Bode, piano

'The Voice of the Alien' includes songs by Rachmaninov and Britten among others. The programme explores the struggle of a life that contradicts the cultural and political norms of one's homeland.

Our 'Young Artists in the City' series is devised by piano accompaniment students, and recent graduates of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, The Royal Academy of Music, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. It gives an opportunity to an aspiring pianist to be the driving force behind one of our themed concerts, providing valuable professional development.

 

Thursday, 9th Jun 2016, 1.10pm

The Boulangers

Artists from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Aaron Burrows, piano

This concert tells the story of sisters Nadia and Lili Boulanger and there enormous influence on composers of the 20th Century.

Our 'Young Artists in the City' series is devised by piano accompaniment students, and recent graduates of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, The Royal Academy of Music, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. It gives an opportunity to an aspiring pianist to be the driving force behind one of our themed concerts, providing valuable professional development.

 

Thursday, 16th Jun 2016, 1.10pm

Sense & Sensuality

Artists from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Christopher Ma, piano

Our 'Young Artists in the City' series is devised by piano accompaniment students, and recent graduates of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, The Royal Academy of Music, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. It gives an opportunity to an aspiring pianist to be the driving force behind one of our themed concerts, providing valuable professional development.

 

Thursday, 23rd Jun 2016, 1.10pm

The Girl Who Grew Up

Artists from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama:
Carmel de Jager mezzo-soprano
Joana Gil Soprano
Connie Luk, piano & creative director

Janey left her family for London when she was 18. Since then she kept a close relationship with her dear mother through exchanging letters. This new song-in-theatre production, including songs by Britten, Copland, Madeleine Dring, Libby Larsen and many more, is the memoir of Janey about her late mother, penned and directed by Connie Luk.

Our 'Young Artists in the City' series is devised by piano accompaniment students, and recent graduates of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, The Royal Academy of Music, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. It gives an opportunity to an aspiring pianist to be the driving force behind one of our themed concerts, providing valuable professional development.

 

Thursday, 30th Jun 2016, 1.10pm

Canadian Mosaic

Artists from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Michelle Marie Santiago, piano

In celebration of Canada Day on 1 July, 'Canadian Mosaic' explores the vast multicultural and regional aspects which make up the unique Canadian identity.

Our 'Young Artists in the City' series is devised by piano accompaniment students, and recent graduates of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, The Royal Academy of Music, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. It gives an opportunity to an aspiring pianist to be the driving force behind one of our themed concerts, providing valuable professional development.

 

SONG IN THE CITY at THE ST MARYLEBONE FESTIVAL
Voices of London - Songs of the Big Smoke

Friday, 22nd Jul 2016, 1.05pm

St Marylebone Parish Church, NW1 5LT

Jennifer Witton, soprano
Elizabeth Desbruslais, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Allen, tenor
Gavin Roberts, piano

In the wake of our London-themed CD release, we perform 'VOICES OF LONDON: Songs of the Big Smoke'. Students and alumni of the Guildhall School Vocal Department perform 'Voices of London', a new song cycle for four voices and piano. Setting poetry inspired by London, it was commissioned by Song in the City from four talented, up-and-coming composers; Raymond Yiu, James Lark, Graham Ross and Joseph Atkins. Alongside this new cycle, the concert includes other London-themed music by composers such as William Walton, John Ireland, George Butterworth, Henry Purcell, Gerald Finzi and Ronald Corp.

Tickets: £5 - click HERE to book

 

Haydn's Circle

Tuesday, 23rd Aug 2016, 1.05pm

St Lawrence, Jewry, Guildhall Yard London, EC2V 5AA

Harriett Abrahams, soprano
Rebecca Cohen, piano

This programme celebrates the principal composer profiled by the festival, Josef Haydn. The concert explores Haydn’s circle of friends and family, including songs by Harriett Abrams and songs set to texts by some of the composer’s close friends such as Anne Hunter. Soprano Harriet Burns is accompanied by Song in the City’s Co-Director Rebecca Cohen at the piano.

 

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