Monday, 25 June 2018

Death Speaks

Barts Pathology Museum
death speaks is a song cycle by the American composer David Lang which was premiered alongside Lang's well-known Little Match Girl Passion. death speaks will be performed as part of a City Music Foundation concert at the Pathology Museum at St Bartholomew's Hospital on Thursday 28 June 2018.  In death speaks Lang gives Death a human voice, using words drawn entirely from Schubert songs.

Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano), Andrey Lebedev (guitar), Iona Allan (violin) and Joe Havlat (piano) will perform a programme which places death speaks alongside songs and instrumental numbers by Dowland, Schubert, Ravel, JS Bach, Kurtág and Jonny Greenwood. The event is part of a day of music at St Bart’s Hospital presented by City Music Foundation, which includes a lunchtime recital at the Church of St Bartholomew the Less by Abner Jairo Ortiz Garcia (cello) and Mihai Ritivoiu (piano), and free jazz in St Bart's Hospital Square in the afternoon.

The Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London, is a Grade II Listed Medical Museum situated at the top of St Bartholomew’s Hospital; it houses over 5000 medical specimens displayed over 3 mezzanine level.

Full details from the City Music Foundation website.

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