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Songs of Travel

Songs of Travel

Songs of Travel

Tue 22 Nov, 7:30pm

Soprano and piano duo, Katherine Broderick and Kathryn Stott, perform Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel alongside music by James McMillan, Grainger, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Duparc.

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Katherine Broderick – soprano
Kathryn Stott – piano

Paul Whittaker – BSL interpreter

James McMillan Three Scottish Songs
Grainger Walking Tune, Sprig of Thyme, Six Dukes went a Fishing
Cheryl Frances-Hoad Small Journeys (new commission with text by Adam Strickson, Leeds based writer)
Duparc L’Invitation au Voyage, Au pays ou se fait la guerre, La vie antérieure
Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel

Last year we performed Schubert’s Winterreise for Leeds International Concert Season and were so conscious of restrictions around the world and the devastating, lonely nature of that particular musical journey. Looking forward this year with more optimism we both very much wanted to include Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams in this new journey and acknowledge his 150th anniversary while doing so. The text is by the great author, Robert Louis Stevenson; what a truly remarkable adventurer he was! Inspired by his love of travel, we decided to create a programme of songs from just some of the countries he visited. In turn, we also wanted to acknowledge his Scottish heritage and incorporate elements of traditional folk tunes. We’re particularly delighted to be performing a new commission by Cheryl Frances-Hoad with text by Leeds based Adam Strickson.

Through these songs, we would like to celebrate all those making journeys back out into the world, whether they be near or far. That journey starts tonight.

This concert will finish at approximately 9.30pm and have an interval.

 

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Tue 22 Nov 7:30 pm £18.00/£22.00/£20.50 Book

Howard Assembly Room – Opera North