Barber Evening Concert - Orchestra of St Paul's
- Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Edgbaston campus
- Alumni, Arts and Law, International, Students, Vice Chancellor
Tickets: £12, £9 concessions, £6 Friends, £3 students
Book in person at the Barber Reception Desk or by calling the Box Office on 0121 414 7333.
In association with the Department of English
Orchestra of St Paul’s
Ben Palmer conductor
Sarah Gabriel Sprechstimme
William Sitwell reciter
Schoenberg Pierrot lunaire
TheCovent Garden-based Orchestra of St Paul’s performs two 20th-century masterpieces combining music and the spoken word. Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire features the poems of Albert Giraud, performed by the British soprano Sarah Gabriel, while Walton’s witty Façade sets the entertaining poems of Dame Edith Sitwell to an equally sparkling score. The reciter in this performance, the writer and food critic William Sitwell, is the poet’s great grand-nephew.
Pre-concert talk by William Sitwell at 6.30 pm