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As the sun sets on one chapter, a new dawn begins.
To start, a Tribute to the recently passed Stephen Sondheim, whose writing broke new ground for American musical theatre and changed the scene of Broadway forever. Next, we celebrate emerging talent and new music with respect to those who have passed – Composer in Residence 2021-22 Freya Waley-Cohen’s song cycle Happiness is dedicated to her composition mentor, the late Oliver Knussen. Claire Booth performs the solo line, a soprano praised for her fearless commitment to music of the present day, ‘who can raise the dramatic heat as soon as she enters the stage’ (- Opera Now).
Finally, we look to the future with optimism and hope, with Beethoven’s Symphony No.6 ‘ Pastoral’. Beginning with ‘awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside’, it depicts a beautiful Spring scene- a walk through wild nature.
Freya Waley-Cohen presents Dusk and Dawn, in conversation with Christopher Warren-Green. An after-show party will follow the concert, downstairs in the Crypt.