Programmed by BPO favourite Melvyn Tan, now a Sussex resident, and his partner Paul Boucher, Melvyn will perform alongside the actor Eve Best: music and literature are interwoven, each one illuminating the other.
The event will take place at 7pm on Saturday 6th April in the newly refurbished Hay Barn, which has an incredible atmosphere and fantastic acoustics.
The programme is as follows:
WORD TS Eliot: from 4 Quartets (1943) – Burnt Norton, V
MUSIC Claude Debussy : Images Book 1 (1905) 1. Reflets dans l’eau, 2. Hommage à Rameau
WORD Michael Shepherd from “Impressionism In Paint, In Music, In Words.”
MUSIC Claude Debussy: Images Book 1 (1905) 3. Mouvement
WORD William Shakespeare: from The Merchant of Venice, Act 5 Scene 1
MUSIC Ludwig van Beethoven : Piano sonata op. 27 no.2 in C♯ minor “Quasi una fantasia” (The Moonlight)
WORD Rainer Maria Rilke: An die Musik (To Music) (1918)
MUSIC Eric Satie: 3 Gnossiennes (1890)
WORD Virginia Woolf: from “The String Quartet” (1921)
MUSIC Francis Poulenc: Novelette no. 2 b flat minor (1927)
WORD Jean Cocteau: from “Le Bel Indifférent” Duet for One Voice (1940)(for Edith Piaf)
MUSIC Francis Poulenc: Improvisation no.15 “Mélancolie” (1959) (Hommage à Edith Piaf)
WORD Marcel Proust: from Du Côté de chez Swann (1913) transl. Scott-Moncrieff (1922)
MUSIC Francis Poulenc: Improvisation no.12 “Hommage à Schubert” (1941)
It promises to be a unique and powerful evening, with two outstanding performers side by side for the first time.
Charleston have very kindly offered Friends of the Phil tickets for this concert at the discounted rate of just £20. If you would like to take advantage of the offer, you can book online https://www.charleston.org.uk/event/musicword/ using the discount code MW2019 when you check out.
PS: Tickets will also shortly go on sale with the second event in the series, which features the Skampa Quartet playing alongside Melvyn, with Juliet Stephenson reading.