Allan Clayton & Friends I
Monday 15 June 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.40pm)From £5.00 to £30.00
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
At the close of an Aldeburgh Festival day permeated by the words of TS Eliot, Allan Clayton gives us a chance to hear two settings of his poetry, much admired by Britten for ‘the clarity and security of his language’.
The human toil and spiritual doubts of the Magi are hauntingly conveyed whilst the rumination on Narcissus’ destructive beauty is accompanied by harp, not piano, a poignant reminder that the ailing composer’s piano-playing days were then over.
A new cycle written by one festival Artist in Residence for another is included, alongside Britten’s florid Italian cycle in praise of love and his deliciously quirky folksong settings.
Booking opens on Tuesday 18 February at 10am
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Allan Clayton tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
James Baillieu piano
Olivia Jageurs harp
Britten Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo 16’
Suite for Harp 14’
Canticles IV & V 18’
Mark-Anthony Turnage Silenced (world premiere, Aldeburgh Festival commission) 12’
Traditional arr. Britten Folk Song Arrangements (selection) 15’
Pre-performance talk with Mark-Anthony Turnage
Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape 6.30pm
Tickets Free but please book