Monday 17 July 2023

Autumn at Snape and at the Red House

Britten Pears Arts
Britten Pears Arts' has just announced its Autumn season. The Britten Weekend, 14-15 October 2023 will feature tenor Allan Clayton, horn player Martin Owen and the Britten Sinfonia in a programme that includes Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, plus music by Holst, Bridge and Elgar, and there is also a study morning on Britten's Serenade. Also in the weekend, Julius Drake leads a masterclass on English song with the Britten Pears Young Artists, which is the culmination of a week of masterclasses that the Young Artists will be taking part in, and there is an end of course recital on 15 October.

Ben Vonberg-Clark will be conducting two Scratch Choir days, inviting everyone to participate in explorations of music by Emma Lou Diemer and RVW, plus Britten's A Ceremony of Carols. Baritone Peter Brathwaite and pianist Allyson Devenish will be spending a BPA Residency exploring music that complements visual art, inspired by Peter's Rediscovering Black Portraiture project, and there will be an open session on 20 September.

At the Red House, mezzo soprano Anna Huntley and pianist Lucy Colquhoun will perform an intimate song recital in the Library, celebrating the songs of Britten, Schubert and his influence on the composer and Britten’s contemporaries, whilst  mezzo soprano Lottie Betts-Dean and accordionist Ryan Corbett, a BBC New Generation Artist, present a programme of music spanning centuries from Monteverdi to Kurt Weill and Purcell to Joni Mitchell.

Other events include English Touring Opera bringing their new productions of Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea and Rossini's La cenerentola, and family concerts feature Elena Urioste, Tom Poster and London Rhymes.

Full details from the Britten Pears Arts website.

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