Letters from Scandinavia

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Friday 3 November 2023 (13:00-13:50)

Free admission, no booking required

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Joanna Harries

Barber Lunchtime Concert

  • Joanna Harries mezzo soprano

  • Sholto Kynoch piano

This programme follows in the footsteps of three nineteenth century women discovering Scandinavia for the first time. The music draws on a treasure trove of Scandinavian songs by composers including Agathe Backer-Grøndahl, Edvard Grieg, Helena Munktell, Jean Sibelius and Wilhelm Stenhammar, interwoven with spoken extracts from the colourful and evocative travel writings of three British women who journeyed there: Mary Wollstonecraft, Selina Bunbury and Emily Lowe.