Stanely Hawley’s melodramas for solo piano and narrator are passionate and haunting. This chamber concert features two of his works, including a melodrama setting of Edgar Allan Poe's gothic masterpiece "The Raven". Alongside these Vicotrian gems we are performing Shoenberg's great chamber masterpiece "Transfigured Night" for string sextet OR Late 19th century English chamber works by Frank Bridge and Alice Verne Bredt.
"The Raven" composed by Harry Stanley Hawley, words by Edgar Allen Poe.
"Phantasy" for Piano Trio - Verne Bredt
Ferdinand is not like the other bulls in the field. He does not care about strength, fierceness or any of the things young bulls should value. He enjoys the sublime beauty of the countryside - it's scents, colours and tranquility. One day he is taken from his quiet life and placed right in the bustle of the busy bull-fighting ring. How will he react?
The soft-natured Ferdinand is a bull that has delighted many generations of children. Munro Leaf's story was first published in 1936. Composer Alain Ridout's musical telling for solo violin and narrator beautifully captures the characters, images, charm and humour of the story.
"Ferdinand the Bull" for solo violin and Narrator
Spanish folk songs for cello and guitar.
Violin: Tara Hashambhoy
Cello: Imogen Granwal