Literary Britten

Music, Classical and opera
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The tenor Andrew Kennedy, pianist Iain Burnside and reader Alex Jennings perform a concert celebrating the close friendship and productive working relationship between Benjamin Britten and WH Auden. This programme of music by Britten, interspersed with Auden’s poetry, alongside a new work by Tim Watts, reflects the themes that were current concerns to Britten and Auden in the 1930s – love, travel, politics, in particular the rise of fascism and impending war, and their connection to words and music.

Programme to include: Britten's 'On This Island'; Tim Watts's 'Six Songs to Orpheus' (London première); and Britten's 'Fish in the unruffled lakes'.