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Philomel

We are proud to welcome internationally-renowned soprano Jane Manning to Harwich.

Jane is passionate about the music of our own time in all its colourful and rich diversity, and many of our greatest composers have written works especially for her. Milton Babbitt’s ‘Philomel’ is one such piece. It is based on a grisly Greek legend. Philomel, having had her tongue cut out, wanders into the forest and listens to the birds, gradually regaining her voice as a nightingale. The evocative sounds of birds and jungle noise on the tape creates a magical sound-world. An amusing ‘opera’ for a single performer by Judith Weir and an atmospheric new work by Stace Constantinou completes this recital.

Jane Manning – soprano
Stace Constantinou – electronics

Stace Constantinou
‘From the Book of Songs’
(voice & tape)

Judith Weir
‘King Harald’s Saga’
(solo voice)

Milton Babbitt
‘Philomel’
(voice & tape)

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 20th June 2012| Time: 1:00 PM | Location: St Nicholas' Church
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