Mary Bevan & Anna Tilbrook: Voyages (dans la lumière)
19 March 2022, 19:30 - 20:45
Mary Bevan is one of today’s most exciting singers, hailed as ‘simply spectacular’ and a former winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award. Her debut solo disc ‘Voyages’ explored the music of eminent French composers and the settings they wrote for the poems of Charles Baudelaire. For this recital, joined by masterful pianist Anna Tilbrook, Mary revisits favourite repertoire from ‘Voyages’, including songs by Duparc, Fauré, Debussy, Chabrier and more, but this time pairing each song with another by a female composer writing at the same time, including the Boulanger sisters, Amy Beach and Cécile Chaminade.
Our commitment to presenting outstanding emerging artists continues, with each evening recital beginning with a 15-minute showcase for an exceptional duo. Our Spring Song Emerging Artists are presented in association with SWAP’ra and highlight the exceptionally rich repertoire of songs by women composers. Tonight's concert features soprano Emily Christina Loftus and pianist Ana Manastireanu, who perform songs by Hedwige Chrétien, Lili Boulanger and Augusta Holmès.
Please note this a 75 minute concert, with no interval.
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Lili Boulanger (1893 - 1918)Elle est gravement gaie from Clairières dans le ciel
- Un poète disait from Clairières dans le ciel
Hedwige Chrétien (1859 - 1944)
Augusta Holmès (1847 - 1903)L'heure rose
Henri Duparc (1848 - 1933)L'invitation au voyage
Lili Boulanger (1893 - 1918)Le Retour
Amy Beach (1867 - 1944)Je demande à l'oiseau
Déodat de Séverac (1872 - 1921)Les hiboux
Jeanne Landry (1922 - 2011)Mort quand tu me viendras prendre
Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)Chant d'automne (Op. 5 no.1)
Henri Duparc (1848 - 1933)La vie antérieure
Nadia Boulanger (1887 - 1979)Soleils couchants (Une aube affaiblie)
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)Il pleure dans mon cœur (L60) from Ariettes oubliées
Pauline Viardot (1821 - 1910)Lamento
Henri Duparc (1848 - 1933)Romance de Mignon
Mel (Mélanie) Bonis (1858 - 1937)Songe
Pierre de Bréville (1861 - 1949)Harmonie du soir
Marguerite Canal (1890 - 1978)Les Roses de Saadi
SopranoPraised by Opera for her “dramatic wit and vocal control”, British soprano Mary Bevan is internationally renowned in baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire, and appears regularly with leading conductors, orchestras and ensembles around the world. She is a winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist award and UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent in music and was awarded a MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2019. In the 2019/20 season, Bevan makes her role debut as ... Read Full Biography
PianistAnna Tilbrook has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including Ian Bostridge, Lucy Crowe, Sarah Tynan, Barbara Hannigan, Emma Bell, Nick Daniel, Natalie Clein, Philip Dukes and Guy Johnston, as well as the Fitzwilliam, Carducci, Sacconi, Elias, Navarra and Barbirolli String Quartets. Since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 she has become a regular artist at all the leading concert halls and festivals. She has also accompanied Jose Carreras, Angela Georghiu and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts. Anna regularly coa... Read Full Biography
SopranoOriginally from the North of England, soprano Emily Christina Loftus recently graduated with Distinction from the Royal College of Music, London, where she studied with Rosa Mannion and Caroline Dowdle as the Leverhulme Arts Scholar. During her studies, Emily was a Josephine Baker Trust Artist and recipient of The Sir James Caird Travel Scholarship. Emily is a First Class graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2014-2018) where she was a RCS Scholar, studying with Patricia MacMahon. In 2021, Emily performed the role of Pamina for... Read Full Biography
PianistAna Manastireanu is an increasingly sought-after collaborative pianist, specialising in song and chamber music. She is currently a Britten-Pears Young Artist for 2021-22. Ana has recently won the Accompanist Prize in the 2020 AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition and in the 2019 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards held at the Wigmore Hall. In 2019 she won the Accompanist Prize in the AESS Courtney Kenny Award and was selected as a Leeds Lieder Young Artist. She also won the Alasdair Graham Pianist Prize in the 2020 RCM Lied... Read Full Biography
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We're thrilled to announce our spring festival, Spring Song, which sees us back fully in person at the Holywell Music Room and in the superb new concert hall at Trinity College, with a four-day feast of song recitals, study events, auditions for our new and enhanced Young Artist Programme, and more. We cannot wait to see you there!