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Family Concert: The Empty Chair

14 October 2018, 11:30 - 12:30


Concert

Families & Children


Thumbnail of Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

St Hilda's College,
Oxford



A family show for anyone aged six and above.

The Empty Chair is a mischievous musical adventure that explores the ways in which people and friendships grow and change. When out of nowhere a mysterious empty chair appears bang in the middle of a house, its inhabitants are beyond bewildered. Why does it bring a strange, sizzling silence? Who is the tip-toeing creature full of songs and secrets that longs to help? And what on earth is a BLACK HOLE doing at the front door?

The Empty Chair unfolds through playful storytelling and irresistible music for voice, cello and piano, drawn from across the ages to include works by Debussy, Couperin, Berio and Moondog, alongside new music by TROUPE.


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Troupe

Troupe

Ensemble

TROUPE produces staged performances for people of all ages that feature classical music both old and new. Re-imagining the concert as a theatrical event, the ensemble tells vivid, colourful stories full of energy, humour and emotion. Recent shows include The Bad Mood, a playful family adventure commissioned by Spitalfields Music, A Line in the Sand which commemorated the centenary of World War One, and I Will Go On Adventuring, created for the Wilding Festival to celebrate the life and work of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison. The Empty ... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song

The 17th Oxford Lieder Festival will celebrate a rich tapestry of music, words and performance in European song. Our Grand Tour of song will showcase the pinnacles of the repertoire while exploring wider cultural and geographical influences. International stars, prize-winning young artists and a wide range of concerts and other related events will take us on this beguiling journey. View the ...