Friday, 30 October 2015

London Song Festival takes us on a musical tour

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Nigel Foster's London Song Festival starts tonight, Friday 30 October, with a series of five concerts at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, London NW1 exploring musical cities. Joanna Songi (soprano), Jerome Knox (baritone), Nigel Foster (piano) explore London Flower of All Cities with an eclectic mix of music by Purcell, Butterworth, Britten, Finzi, Walton, Eric Satie, Villa Lobos, Charles Ives, Flanders and Swann, and Noel Coward (30 October 2015). 

Further ahead there is Paris City of Love with songs by Poulenc, Debussy, Schubert, Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, Ned Rorem, Jerome Kern (6 November), Venice La Serenissima with songs by composers from Germany, France, Spain and England as well as from Italy, who have all been inspired by the magic of Venice (13 November), New York the City that Never Sleeps gives us songs by Lee Hoiby, Ned Rorem, John Duke, Geoffrey Wright, Benjamin Britten, Vernon Duke, Rodgers and Hart and more (20 November) and finally Seville, City of Towers brings Turina’s colourful cycle Canto a Sevilla interleaved with songs by Falla, Granados, Obradors, Rodrigo, Lorca, Nin, Wolf, Schumann, Walton and others (27 November).

In addition, Susan Bickley and Nicky Spence give masterclasses on 14 November and 21 November.  Full information and tickets from the London Song Festival website.

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