Saturday 10th February 2018 at 1pm
Marking the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote (passed into law on 6 February 1918), we will spend an afternoon discussing this significant moment in time, its effects on women in Aldeburgh and elsewhere in the country, and some of the town’s most prominent campaigners: Millicent Fawcett and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. There will also be an opportunity to reflect on the developments of women’s rights over the last 100 years with our host for the day, feminist rights campaigner Polly Trenow.
Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 2pm
Friday 16th March 2018 at 5pm
For their first of three recitals in the series, mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons and pianist Lana Bode will present a bespoke programme resulting from their in-house collaborative workshop with audience members earlier in the week. Repertoire will be selected from a wide range of periods, languages and composers including works by Britten, Schubert, Duparc, Dvorák and Turina. The audience is invited to stay for a post-concert discussion and drinks reception.
Mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons and pianist Lana Bode will be working at The Red House throughout 2018 to analyse various techniques of programming and performance practice, in order to understand which approaches are most effective in engaging an audience. They begin their residency with a workshop, in which the audience is encouraged to investigate what constitutes a conventional vocal recital, explore these conventions in practical ways with the artists, and finally help create a bespoke recital programme. Series sponsored by The British Council.