Monday 1 November 2021

Man, Woman, Child: new Jonathan Dove song cycle premieres at Wigmore Hall to celebrate Samling's 25th birthday

Jonathan Dove (Photo Marshall Light Studio)
Jonathan Dove (Photo Marshall Light Studio)
The Samling Institute is 25 and to celebrate six alumni of the Samling Artists Programme will be performing at the Wigmore Hall on 7 November 2021, with a programme which includes the premiere of Jonathan Dove's song-cycle Man, Woman, Child

Commissioned to celebrate Samling's 25th birthday, Man, Woman, Child is a setting of poems by the Australian poet Judith Wright (1915-2000). It will be premiered by soprano Alexandra Lowe, tenor Filipe Manu and pianist James Baillieu. And they will joined in the concert by mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately, bass William Thomas and pianist Ian Tindale, for a programme of 20th century English song.

Samling began in a barn in Cumbria 25 years ago and since then the Samling Institute has grown to become a global family of singers, pianists and leaders.  That first concert was given by Katarina Karnéus, who had just won Cardiff Singer of the World, and the poet Tony Harrison, and was the start of an ambitious plan to bring world-class coaching in song and opera to a region with no resident opera company or music college.  The Samling Artist Programme provides week-long intensive residential masterclasses for the UK’s very best emerging singers and song pianists. 

Full details from the Wigmore Hall website.

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