Tuesday 8 March 2022 1:00PM

Rowan Hellier mezzo-soprano; Sholto Kynoch piano

wom3n International Women's Day


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This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval


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  • Rowan Hellier mezzo-soprano
  • Sholto Kynoch piano

The rising star Scottish mezzo leads the celebration of International Women’s Day with a programme of works by contemporary female composers. The first woman to hold the post of Master of the Queen’s Music is represented by a collection of four songs (2003). Austrian Olga Neuwirth contributes settings from 2005, originally conceived for countertenor, while livewire Kate Whitley brings a recent minidrama setting a poem by Hollie McNish: The Observer hailed the result as ‘a hymn to friendship, particularly that between women united since childhood.’

  • Judith Weir (b.1954)
      • The Voice of Desire
  • Kate Whitley (b.1990)
      • Gorgeous Beasts
  • Olga Neuwirth (b.1968)
      • Marsyas
      • Tintarella di luna: cold songs for countertenor and piano
  • Kate Whitley
      • This is my love poem to you

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