Thursday 15 February 2018 7:30PM
Ruby Hughes soprano; Joseph Middleton piano
Songs for New Life and Love
There is a pre-concert talk ahead of this evening concert.
This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval
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- Ruby Hughes soprano
- Joseph Middleton piano
Explore love, lullabies and the bond between parents and children in a programme crowned by the world première of a song cycle by Helen Grime, setting poems from Fiona Benson’s Bright Travellers.
Helen Grime, Wigmore Hall's Composer in Residence, is supported by The Marchus Trust
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
- Prelude from Jugendlieder 1827
- Frauenliebe und -leben Op. 42
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954)
- The Housatonic at Stockbridge
- Memories: a. Very Pleasant, b. Rather Sad
- Songs my mother taught me
Helen Grime (b.1981)
- New work (world première) 
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
- Ca' the yowes
- At the mid hour of night
- Come you not from Newcastle?
- O Waly, Waly
- Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation