Monday 7 August 2023

Flowers of the Seasons: Politics, Power & Poverty

Eliza Flower
Eliza Flower
Eliza Flower (1803–1846) was a Humanist, she also stood for Women’s & Workers Rights. A pioneering feminist songwriter. A radical political activist. A ‘genius’ according to Mendelssohn. Writer of ‘the music we all waited for’ according to Robert Browning.  Personal scandal ruined her legacy in the censorious Victorian era, but after nearly 200 years, her remarkable music is being brought back to life at Conway Hall.

Electric Voice Theatre, with soprano Frances M Lynch and BBC New Generation Thinker and music historian Oskar Jensen, present an informal evening of songs, poetry and storytelling at Conway Hall’s historic Library, celebrating the music of Eliza Flower on 27 October 2023.

The evening will will introduce Flower’s fascinating life – her politics and her music – with some delightful songs for the seasons, dramatic hymns and powerful protest songs, alongside her interpretations of the works of contemporary writers like Sir Walter Scott, music by her contemporaries Franz Schubert and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, and her frequent collaborations with radical feminist Harriet Martineau, and her sister, the poet Sarah Flower Adams.

Full details from the Electric Voice Theatre website and the Conway Hall website.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for posting this Robert. Very much looking forward to this event - just working on the programme and script this month.. so its all getting very exciting. HOpe you'll be able to come along


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