Given in aid of MACMILLAN CANCER RELIEF
12th June 2003
: £8(a) & £10(bc) £8 Concessions
This programme is particularly rich in French and Scottish themes, and features songs by Fauré, Poulenc and Schubert as well as some of the works already recorded on their debut CD, Peripheral Visions: British Music for Voice and Piano since 1970. Featured in the Sunday Times record selection, Peripheral Visions includes music by James MacMillan, Judith Weir, Elizabeth Maconchy, Gabriel Jackson, Robin Holloway, Maxwell Davies, George Nicholson and Nicola LeFanu and has been described as "a particularly adventurous collection of contemporary British song" (The Times) "A welcome gathering. Without this sort of exercise few of us would be able to stand back and consider the progress of songwriting whether nationally or internationally." (Record Box) and "Independent-minded ... impressive" (The Sunday Times).
is a rare London appearance of this duo, who are equally at home in the
is currently soprano with the BBC
Singers, and has acquired unrivalled experience of a vast range of new
music through working with the world's greatest composers and
As the commissioner of of many new works for solo piano and for ensembles
(including recently three new settings of the poetry of Friedrich Rückert
As the commissioner of of many new works for solo piano and for ensembles (including recently three new settings of the poetry of Friedrich Rückertfor mezzo and piano) she has performed numerous premières on BBC Radio 3 and television.
"the impressive soprano, Alison Smart" (The Sunday Times)