Storytelling through song
From fables and Greek myths to tales of the extraordinary and the everyday, songs have always been a supremely powerful way to tell stories. Pianist and presenter Dominic Harlan is joined by two singers for a stunningly original concert that includes music by Schubert, Rachmaninov, Brahms and Ives.
By turns hilarious, horrifying, moving and profound, this sixty minute concert guides novices into the world of each song while challenging connoisseurs to find new and unexpected twists in familiar repertoire.
When Yesterday we Met... is a thrilling, hands-on show that pays homage to classical music’s most notoriously under-represented genre.
Performances to date include Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Cheltenham Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Machynlleth Festival, LeedsLieder and Leeds International Festival. Duration: 60 minutes. Suitable for children aged 7 and older. For a preview of When Yesterday we Met... filmed live at Wigmore Hall, visit www.dominicharlan.com
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building.
‘I would never, ever have believed that hardcore song repertoire could be conveyed so powerfully and enjoyably to an audience of children. An unmitigated triumph of the imagination’.
‘For those of you who were at Harlan's hugely original and inspiring show 'When Yesterday We Met…' will know why I can confidently say it was one of the most extraordinary things I have ever witnessed.’
Meurig Bowen, artistic director, Cheltenham Music Festival