Pierrot Lunaire & The Soldier's Tale
Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire sets 21 surrealist poems for a soloist communicating halfway between song and speech and a quintet of instrumentalists. Soprano Jane Manning has been a leading exponent of this part for many years. Film by video artist Kathy Hinde adds an intriguing extra dimension.
Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, an entertainment “to be read, played and danced”, was the starting-point of music theatre. It combines a narrator, actors, a dancer and a colourful instrumental septet to tell a spell-binding Russian story.
North-West based Psappha is a contemporary music ensemble of international status, with an outstanding reputation for innovative theatrical projects.
Please note there is a Meet the Artist event before the performance at 6.45pm in the Jack Hylton Room which you are welcome to attend.
Thursday 9 March 2006 @ 7.30pm