John Mark Ainsley, Victoria Newlyn & Iain Burnside
20 October 2012, 21:00
"Talking to Hardy": a sequence of songs and poems devised by Iain Burnside
Based on Gerald Finzi's song cycle A Young Man's Exhortation
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Victoria Newlyn (actor) and Iain Burnside (piano)
Renowned pianist, broadcaster and now writer-director, Iain Burnside presents a fascinating look at Gerald Finzi and Thomas Hardy through a performance of the cycle A Young Man’s Exhortation and readings of other illuminating poems. He is joined by one the world’s leading tenors John Mark Ainsley and actress Victoria Newlyn.
Please note that this recital will last for approximately one hour and there will be no interval.
'A Young Man's Exhortation'
U. A. Fanthorpe
from Not my Best Side
from Spunk Talking
Under the Waterfall
'The Comet at Yell'ham'
Edna St Vincent Millay
Never May the Fruit be Plucked
God Says Yes to Me
'In Years Defaced'
from East Coker
'The Dance Continued'
This event is part of a series:
The Annual Oxford Lieder Festival, bringing song to the heart of Oxford