Portrait Of Music And Words
Date: Saturday 15th October 2011 19:30
Venue: RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester
G&abor Tak&acs-Nagy conductorRebecca Bottone soprano
Rebecca Bottone: “Once seen and heard, never forgotten…” Hilary Finch, The Times
A celebration of music and words, this programme brings together two composers deeply influenced by the drama of written and spoken word. Benjamin Britten brings Rimbaud’s Les Illuminations to life with an extraordinary world of string sonorities. Mozart’s incredibly intuitive understanding of human emotion and drama is demonstrated in a selection of arias sung by soprano Rebecca Bottone. The programme finishes with Mozart’s intensely emotional 40th symphony. As part of Manchester Literature Festival, poet Michael Symmons Roberts will narrate a new work inspired by this evening’s programme of music.Learning and Participation Performance, 6.30pmStudents perform their new composition inspired by the concert.Encore, 9.30pmPresented in association with Manchester Jazz Festival
Sara Dowling – voiceAndy Kingslow – pianoContinuing the words and music theme, the commanding vocalist Sara Dowling teams up with the versatile and energetic pianist Andy Kingslow to perform a surprising mixture of songs, ranging from overlooked jazz standards to re-arrangements of Stravinsky!
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