Performance: A CELEBRATION OF DOUGLAS LILBURN AND DENIS GLOVER

Performance: A CELEBRATION OF DOUGLAS LILBURN AND DENIS GLOVER
Douglas Lilburn’s 1953 setting of Denis Glover poetry, Sings Harry – one of New Zealand’s most enduring song cycles – is the starting point for this exploration of New Zealand sound, character and landscape by tenor Christopher Bowen and pianist Lindy Tennent-Brown (both NZ). This year marks the centenary of Douglas Lilburn’s birth and this recital will premiere two new works inspired by Sings Harry and based on Denis Glover’s other man-alone characters: Lyell Cresswell’s Old Mick, a brooding memorial to Glover’s drinking and sailing companion on Banks Peninsula, and Patrick Shepherd’s Arawata Bill, a tale of gold prospecting and perseverance in the mountains of South Westland. Songs from Benjamin Britten complete the programme. Book two tickets to any ANZ Festival event and use the checkout code "BRIT" to receive a 2-4-1 discount on your booking. *The offer excludes workshops and Festival events hosted outside of King's College London. Book online at www.ausnzfestival.com or via the Festival Box Office on 020 7692 8780. You can purchase Day & Weekend passes for the main Festival weekend (Saturday 30 May & Sunday 31 May) and see a lot more events for less. Only £35 for a full day pass (excluding workshops) and £60 for the whole weekend!
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Time & Date

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 11:30 AM - Saturday, 30 May 2015, 12:30 PM

Location

King's College, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom

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Cost

£10/£8 CONC