METAMORPHOSES (Night Owl) Wednesday 19 June 2024 at 7pm Exploring transformation in music and words - from Bach to Britten and Keats to Kafka
Britten’s 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid was written in 1951, midway through humanity’s most turbulent century and at the end of the Second World War when the will to transform at a political, societal and psychological level was being felt most urgently. This evocative work for solo oboe punctuates a programme of music and literature related to the theme of metamorphosis; ranging from the transcriptions of J.S. Bach via Debussy and Philip Glass, to the words of William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll and Angela Carter.
Bach Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (Allemande) Britten 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid Philip Glass Metamorphosis Bach Prelude in B minor BWV 855 Handel Apollo & Daphne Suite for Orchestra in B-flat Major HWV 352 Buxtehude arr. Gordon Choros Debussy Syrinx Bach Concerto for Keyboard in D minor BWV 1052 Violin/Director David Le Page Keyboard David Gordon Oboe Victoria Brawn Violin/Director David Le Page Keyboard David Gordon Oboe Victoria Brawn Tickets: Unreserved £25 and £5 under 35s - Seating Style: Cabaret