Thursday 15 February 2018 7:30PM

Ruby Hughes soprano; Joseph Middleton piano

Songs for New Life and Love

Additional notes

  • Change of Programme
    The programme for this concert has changed from previously advertised and will now be as listed below.
  • There is a pre-concert talk ahead of this evening concert.
  • Archived

    • Ruby Hughes soprano
    • Joseph Middleton piano

    Explore love, lullabies and the bond between parent and child in a programme crowned by the world première of a song cycle by Composer in Residence Helen Grime, setting poems from Fiona Benson’s Bright Travellers, a remarkable and moving collection of poetry which explores the pain, passion, beauty and joy of becoming a parent.

    This concert is scheduled for deferred broadcast as part of BBC Radio 3's In Concert series.

    Helen Grime, Wigmore Hall's Composer in Residence, is supported by The Marchus Trust

    • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Kinderszenen Op. 15
          • No. 7 Träumerei
          • Frauenliebe und -leben Op. 42
    • Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
          • Kindertotenlieder
    • Interval
    • Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954)
          • Serenity
          • The Housatonic at Stockbridge
          • Memories: a. Very Pleasant, b. Rather Sad
          • Songs my mother taught me
    • Helen Grime (b.1981)
          • Bright Travellers (world première) [1]
    • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
          • Ca' the yowes
          • At the mid hour of night
          • Come you not from Newcastle?
          • O Waly, Waly
    • Encore
    • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
          • Wandrers Nachtlied
    1. Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation

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