36. Natural World
13 October 2021, 22:00 - 23:00
St Hilda's College
Eighty years ago, in 1941, American marine biologist Rachel Carson published the first book in what grew to become her Sea Trilogy. Struck by Carson's distinctive voice, which endures as a beautifully poetic yet urgent clarion call in defence of the natural world, soprano Juliet Fraser launched 'The Carson Commissions'. This programme presents two brand-new works, receiving their UK premiere: This Unquiet Autumn, a setting of Carson's written and spoken words by Lara Agar, and Natural World, a partial catalogue of birds and marine life by Laurence Crane, co-commissioned in celebration of his 60th birthday this year.
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 performance duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.
TICKETS AND PASSES
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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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SopranoSoprano Juliet Fraser has a repertoire dominated by the very old and the very new. Specialising in the gnarly edges of contemporary classical music, Juliet is an active commissioner of new repertoire and has worked particularly closely with composers Pascale Criton, Michael Finnissy, Bernhard Lang, Cassandra Miller and Rebecca Saunders. Recent festival highlights include Aldeburgh Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, ManiFeste (Paris), Milano Musica, Musikfest Berlin, November Music and TIME:SPANS (NYC). She regularly perfo... Read Full Biography
PianistLondon based pianist and conductor Mark Knoop is known for his fearless performances and individual interpretations. He has commissioned and premièred countless new works and worked with many respected composers including Peter Abinger, Joanna Bailie, Michael Finnissy, Bernhard Lang, Cassandra Miller, Matthew Shlomowitz, and Steven Kazuo Takasugi. His versatile technique and virtuosity also bring fresh approaches to the standard and 20th-century repertoire. Mark performs regularly throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and Aust... Read Full Biography
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