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Cello Unwrapped

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Before Life and After – Roderick Williams & Iain Burnside

Time Unwrapped 2018
Music / Friday, 2 November 2018 - 7:30pm / Hall One
£39.50 – £16.50 | Savers £9.50*

A £3.00 booking fee will be applied to all ticket bookings. An additional fee of £1.50 is applied if you wish to receive your tickets by post. Fees do not apply to bookings or ticket collections made in person at the Box Office.

Programme to include:

Britten ‘Before Life and After’ (Winter Words)

Finzi ‘The Clock of the Years’

‘Proud Songsters’ (Earth and Air and Rain)

‘Amabel’ (Before and after Summer)

Ireland ‘Summer Schemes’

Roderick Williams baritone

Iain Burnside piano

Harriet Walter narrator

‘The thrushes sing as the sun is going …
As if all Time were theirs.’ Proud Songsters

The poet Thomas Hardy had a lifelong preoccupation with memory and the passing of time, for what was loved, what was lost and what could never be. Acclaimed duo baritone Roderick Williams and pianist Iain Burnside delve into Hardy’s world, in which nature and the everyday take on startling spiritual power. Their sequence of words and music centres on settings by Britten, Finzi and Ireland, interleaved with poetry which responds to Hardy’s ideas from a woman’s perspective. 

‘[Williams] imbued each song with myriad colorful nuances, his rich, burnished baritone lovely throughout the evening.’ New York Times

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Photos from top: Roderick Williams © Benjamin Ealovega; Iain Burnside © TallWall Media

*£9.50 Savers are subject to availability and automatically allocated on the day