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Prophecy: Scottish Ensemble with Karen Cargill and Matthew Truscott

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Kings Place: Hall One90 York Way, London, Greater London, N1 9AG, United Kingdom
On Friday 23 February 2018 at 19:30
Karen CargillMezzo-soprano
Scottish Ensemble
Matthew TruscottDirector

‘Music is the sole domain in which man realises the present.’ Stravinsky, An Autobiography 1936

Leading mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill joins Scottish Ensemble in a programme inspired by Greek stories of destiny. Stravinsky’s paean to the God of music and prophecy, the ‘white’ ballet Apollonmusagète, provides a frame for an exploration of the archetypal figures of Ariadne, Dido and Cassandra, as they move inexorably towards their fates. Traversing centuries and styles, Karen Cargill performs Purcell’s most famous lament, Haydn’s sparkling coloratura and dramatic arias by Berlioz, interspersed with strings-only pieces of beauty and intrigue.

Scottish Ensemble, renowned for its dynamic approach and adventurous collaborations, returns to Kings Place with guest director Matthew Truscott.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Karen Cargill will be replacing Christine Rice.


Part of Time Unwrapped 2018 at Kings Place

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