Thursday 3rd August 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth SY23 3DE
Robert Schumann’s iconic song cycle on a woman’s life and love, Frauenliebe und leben, sung by Lucy Crowe (“soprano artistry beyond compare” Independent) is interwoven with Nathan James Dearden’s specially commissioned responses of a beloved friend, Nicky Spence (“one of the most engaging and communicative singers around” Guardian). The concert, curated by pianist Andrew Matthews-Owen (“an immaculate accompanist” BBC Music magazine), also features songs by LGBTQ+ composers and poets, including Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland, Jonathan Dove, Nikita Gill, Jennifer Higdon, Francis Poulenc, and Ned Rorem.
Life, love and loss are explored and celebrated through a special friendship and some of the greatest songs ever written.An examination of a relationship.
Robert Schumann: Frauenliebe und-leben
Ned Rorem: Early in the morning
Jonathan Dove: Prandial Plaint, ‘Adelaide’s Aria’ from The Enchanted Pig
Benjamin Britten: Fancie, Since she whom I loved
Nathan James Dearden: New songs (World Premiere)
Leonard Bernstein: The Greeting
Jennifer Higdon: Breaking
Aaron Copland: The world feels dusty
General admission is £20.00, with several concessionary options for £18.00. For full information and to book your ticket, please visit the Aberystwyth Arts Centre Box Office or call 01970 62 32 32.