Saturday 13 June 11am (ends approx. 1pm)From £5.00 to £22.00
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
Artist in Residence Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new ensemble song cycle is dedicated to the memory of his great friend, mentor (and owl fanatic) Oliver Knussen, whose own purely instrumental miniatures are like ghosts of unnamed poems, music of characteristic precision and lyrical elegance.
Colin Matthews sets words by Sidney Keyes, the English poet who died in action in the Second World War, while music from Debussy and Ravel envelop the programme in their cool but sensuous sound worlds.
Booking opens on Tuesday 18 February at 10am
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Claire Booth soprano
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp 18’
Knussen Songs Without Voices 11’
Mark-Anthony Turnage Owl Songs 12’
Slide Stride 12’
Colin Matthews Seascapes 13’ (world premiere, Aldeburgh Festival commission)
Ravel Introduction and Allegro 12’