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Bridge & Britten: Recital 1
Friday 27 April at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm£12.50
Pre-performance talk: 4-4.30pm
A recital of songs by Bridge and Britten with mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and pianist Somi Kim. They will be joined by Josh Hayward on the viola for three of Bridge’s songs: a haunting set of three works composed in 1906-07.
This season we pay tribute to Frank Bridge, Britten’s first and arguably most important composition teacher. Each recital will include a pre-performance talk looking at Bridge’s musical style and his influence on the young Britten. Bridge symbolically handed over his viola to Britten as the younger composer left for America in 1939: this very instrument, previously displayed in our permanent exhibition, will be played by the up-and-coming violist Josh Hayward in all three recitals.
Series offer: book all three recitals for £35 here.