Saturday 10th March 2018 at 2pm
Saturday 10 March, 2-3.30pm
Dr Mandy Bentley discusses artists represented in the Britten-Pears Foundation collection including Sidney Nolan, Josef Herman, FN Souza and others, in whose work the challenges and rewards of emigration have played a significant part. While each artist’s experiences and responses are individual, their various narratives draw out fascinating themes relating to identity and the role of ‘place’.
Aboriginal Portrait, 1971 by Sidney Nolan © Sidney Nolan Trust, reproduced with the kind permission of the Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust
Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 11am
The first in a new season of discovery sessions looks at Britten’s remarkable orchestral piece composed in memory of his parents in 1940. With Lucy Walker.
Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 11am
This session will look in-depth at Britten’s first mature String Quartet which was completed in California in July 1941. With Lucy Walker.
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 11am
This session will look at Britten’s concert variations written for, and dedicated to, the left-handed pianist Paul Wittgenstein. With Lucy Walker.
Tuesday 29th May 2018 to Sunday 3rd June 2018
Based on our Britten in America exhibition, there will be a giant map of the USA in the garden! Explore the different states, find famous landmarks, hear many kinds of music from all over the country, and follow Benjamin Britten’s road trip from coast to coast.
Sessions included in admission charge, children under 16s free