Translations (feat. Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, Anna Zassimova, Ernesto Tomasini, Lore Lixenberg)

An evening exploring ‘translations’ from literature to music in London’s finest concert hall, featuring new work from composer Adam Donen.

Thursday 5 June at the Cadogan Hall,  Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London

Translations

Tickets at http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/wurttemberg-chamber-orchestra-heilbronn-140605 – buy them now – it’s reserved seating.

The centrepiece of the evening, The Bernhard Suite, is a 55 minute orchestral collaboration between Donen & The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell based on the work of novelist and playwright Thomas Bernhard. Its widely lauded premiere took place in Germany last year, and it will be performed by the world renowned Württemberg Chamber Orchestra (“Breathtakingly brilliant! – Die Welt) on their first UK visit, joined by Russian soloist Anna Zassimova.

Poems After Lorca, inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca, is a new song cycle by Donen, performed by Ernesto Tomasini, a legendary singer with a 4 octave range, awarded His Excellency in Italy for his work in theatre and experimental music.

Also on the bill: the world premiere of Spengler’s Homage à Mallarmé, sung by French soprano Lore Lixenberg, and works by Catoire and Roslaves performed by Zassimova.

*****

Hosted by Heldenplatz in association with Kaparte Promotions and Red Room Industries

This event is made possible by the support of Arts Council England.

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