Jeffrey Mumford undiluted days UK Premiere
Claire Victoria Roberts Like ships adrift World Premiere
Conor Mitchell Look Both Ways World Premiere
Odetta arr. by Bobbie-Jane Gardner Hit or Miss World Premiere
Tenor Ed Lyon
Baritone Richard Burkhard
With Psappha Benedict Holland, Jennifer Langridge, and Benjamin Powell
Four genre-defying composers dive into the intricacies of love and identity. Characterising a life resonant with wonderful possibilities, Jeffrey Mumford’s piano trio receives its UK premiere. Belfast’s busiest composer Conor Mitchell has turned Britten and Pears’s love letters into astonishing songs that swing from tender to silly, in which high art collides with the pizazz of Broadway. Composer-performer Claire Victoria Roberts’s miniatures are inspired by the intimate letters between Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya; and “one of the most exciting figures on the dynamic Birmingham new music scene,” Bobbie-Jane Gardner delivers a stomping arrangement of Odetta’s iconic 1970s song: Hit or Miss.
Presented in partnership with Wild Plum Arts, Mitchell, Gardner, and Roberts explore the themes of connection and identity in a performance that promises to be as exuberant as it is touching.
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