Thursday, 13 October 2016

Thea Musgrave's Ithaca

Seven Ages of Man - Londinium
Thea Musgrave's 2010 Proms commission Ithaca will be performed by Londinium, conductor Andrew Griffiths, as part of their Seven Ages of Man concert on Friday 14 October 2016 at the Church of St Sepulchre without Newgate, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ. 

Ithaca sets a text by C P Cavafy, the Egyptian-born Greek poet, a celebration of life's journey in all its splendour, and Musgrave describes it as being ‘about the journey of life that we all undertake’. John Allison writing in the Daily Telegraph referred to 'the fascinating Ithaca whose moral is that the journey is more important than the destination.'

Ithaca forms the centrepiece of a concert which takes as its theme Jacques 'Seven ages of Man' monologue from As you like it . The wide ranging programme starts with Eric Whitacre's Sleep My Child, and ends with William Harris' luscious Bring us, O Lord God, including along the way music by Dufay, Tallis, Gabrieli, Byrd, Bruckner, Parry and Holst plus Dominic Argento's There was a naughty boy and Bob Chilcott’s Even such is time.

Full information from the Londinium website.

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