Saturday 16 February | 12.30pm
Oh Fair to See!
English Song Day presented by University of York
£39.00 Day Ticket (£34.00 concessions)
Event 1: 12.30pm
£14.00 (£12.00 concessions | £5.00 full time students)
George Clark baritone
Nicky Losseff piano
Recitals of English song typically focus on the settings of poems about rural life, often tinged with irony or nostalgia – particularly those written in the shadow of the two World Wars. These three concerts celebrate the music of some of our best-loved composers and the words that they set. Recent York graduates George Clark and Joshua Griffiths focus on the relationship between composers and poets in the mid-20th century. In a typically entertaining lecture-recital David Owen Norris examines settings of the poems of Housman, one of which will be heard in Matthew Long’s evening recital. Matthew – also a York alumnus – is a member of the vocal ensemble I Fagiolini and has performed in concert and in opera widely in the UK and Europe.
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