21. Nature's Musicians
11 October 2021, 15:15 - 16:15
St Hilda's College
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Eminent ornithologist John Krebs explains how birdsong is primarily a tool of communication, asking why something so apparently functional should also be so beautiful. He is joined by Laura Tunbridge, Fellow in Music at St Catherine’s College, for a discussion about the appearances of birdsong in poetry and music. Two exciting young musicians illustrate this with music by Messiaen, Debussy, Brahms and others.
This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.
Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.
All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.
For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.
The event duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.
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Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.
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Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953)I will go with my father a‑ploughing
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Die Vögel (D691)
Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)Le merle noir (solo piano)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)An die Nachtigall (Op. 46 no.4)
Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)Die verschwiegene Nachtigall from Sechs Lieder (Six Songs)
Déodat de Séverac (1872 - 1921)Les hiboux
Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)The Crucifixion (Op. 29) from Hermit Songs
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)En sourdine (L80) from Fêtes galantes I