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Britten Sinfonia: Curlew River

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Milton Court HallSilk Street, Barbican, London, Greater London, EC2Y 8DT, United Kingdom
On Thursday 26 March 2020 at 19:30
Performers
Martin FitzpatrickConductor
Ian BostridgeTenorMadwoman
Ashley RichesBaritoneFerryman
Neal DaviesBassTraveller
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn DougannConductorBritten Sinfonia Voices Director
Britten Sinfonia

Inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, Benjamin Britten’s
church parable is a once heard, never forgotten work. Ian Bostridge heads a
starry cast alongside Britten Sinfonia Voices and musicians.

Benjamin Britten and William Plomer’s synthesis of a Noh
play and Christian parable set in medieval East Anglia is a unique and
extraordinary work – a piece shot through with the strange, exotic sounds of
bells, un-tuned drums, organ and chamber ensemble. Curlew River sweeps
audiences into a fascinating, unknown world portraying both Buddhist world
views and Christian redemption beliefs.

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