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Refugee

Tippett

Divertimento on Sellinger's Round

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Refugee (UK premiere)

Knussen

Songs without Voices

Britten

Nocturne

Allan Clayton (c) Sim Canetty-Clarke

Artists

Summary

The incomparable tenor Allan Clayton joins Britten Sinfonia and guest conductor Andrew Gourlay for the UK premiere of Refugee, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new song cycle. Turnage sets five texts by poets Benjamin Zephaniah, Emily Dickinson, Warsan Shire, Brian Bilston and W H Auden, exploring what it means to be a refugee now and through the ages.

Refugee is performed alongside works by composers that Turnage counts among his major musical influences; including his teacher and mentor, the late Oliver Knussen. The concert opens with Tippett’s five-movement re-imagining of the traditional English tune, ‘Sellinger’s Round’, rich with quotations from music by Gibbons, Purcell, Arne, Field and Sullivan; and Allan Clayton returns for Britten’s final song cycle, the evocative Nocturne for tenor, seven solo instruments and strings.

Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Refugee forms part of Britten Sinfonia’s Musically Gifted campaign. See Mark-Anthony Turnage’s page for details of how you can receive signed scores, free tickets and even meet the composer.

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2019
Sep
20
7:30PM
London 
Milton Court, London

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