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Refugee

Tippett

Divertimento on Sellinger's Round

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Refugee (UK premiere)

Knussen

Songs without Voices

Britten

Nocturne

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.

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

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