Friday, 27 October 2017

Looking ahead: 70th birthday concert for Nicola Lefanu

Nicola Lefanu birthday celebration concert
The composer Nicola Lefanu is 70 this year (see my interview with her) and there have been a number of celebrations of the event. Odaline de La Martinez and Lontano are giving Nicola Lefanu a 70th birthday present of a concert on Thursday 9 November 2017 at The Warehouse, 13 Theed Street, London SE1 8ST, and will be joined by soprano Raphaela Papadakis and baritone Jeremy Huw Williams. Before the concert there will be a meet the composer event when Jessica Duchen will be talking to Nicola Lefanu.

The concert focuses on Lefanu's music for ensemble and for voice, including three works for singers: The Same Day Dawns, A Penny for a Song and The Swan. The works in the concert span much of Lefanu's career from The Swan which was premiered this year to The Same Day Dawns from 1974. The Swan was premiered in 2017 at the Lower Machen Festival by the baritone Jeremy Huw Williams, who commissioned the work and who will be joining the birthday celebrations to perform it again, thus giving the work its London premiere.

Further information and tickets from EventBrite.

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