While presenting our beloved interactive Concerts for Children in the past years, we’ve more than occasionally came across curious listeners who wished we would present a similar version of these Concerts, but for adults ~ in which we would break down the music into bite-size pieces and delve deeper into the compositional mindsets of our featured composers.

So in response to these significant and timely asks, we’ve begun to consistently work in an intimate Sharing Recital into each of our projects, where we combine both quality performance with verbal sharing.

Join us at our 6pm 18 May 2018 Sharing Recital to hear about the moving poetic origins to four of these instrumental works by Robert Schumann and Thomas Adès:

Adès Darknesse Visible (1992) for solo piano
– based on John Dowland’s ‘In Darknesse Let Mee Dwell’ (1610) for voice, lute and bass viol

Adès Court Studies from ‘The Tempest’ [1st three numbers]
– with a parallel scene found in the song ‘Full Fathom Five’ from Purcell, realised by Thomas Adès

Schumann C major Fantasy for Solo Piano
– containing clever allusions to Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved) Op. 98 No. 6

Schumann Piano Trio Op. 80 in F major
– featuring the obvious Romantic recovery of his song, Liederkreis Op. 39 no. 2 Intermezzo

Tickets can be found here