The Heart of the Matter

Friday 20 October at 5pm

The Red House


A recital based around the poetry of Edith Sitwell, in association with Poetry in Aldeburgh. For a Festival concert in 1956 Britten composed three settings of Sitwell’s poetry entitled The Heart of the Matter, which were designed to complement the earlier Canticle III: Still falls the rain, and the programme included some poetry readings. Inspired by this recital we are reproducing the musical programme, interspersed with readings of Sitwell by poet Kathryn Maris, who will also include some of her own poetry in response to Sitwell’s works. With Mitch Raemaekers (tenor), Francisco Gomez Ruiz (horn) and Lana Bode (piano).

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Tickets: £12.50

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