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Concert - Lore Lixenberg & the Bristol Ensemble
Double bill – Featuring Lore Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano Friday & Saturday 11 & 12 May – Arnolfini.
Double ticket (both concerts) £20
Buy your tickets here - www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/music/details/1244
Lore Lixenberg is one of this country’s leading exponents of contemporary vocal music. Her international operatic career has included the roles of Peaches and Baby Jane in the controversial Jerry Springer the Opera. Lixenberg is not just a good singer, she is a deeply theatrical performer, who constantly transgressed the boundaries of musical performance… with ease and astonishing results.
( S & H Concert Review, Jean Martin, 2004)
…Lixenberg’s rich powerful voice has an almost bewildering range of colours and a breathtaking upper register… (Metro)
Concert 2 – voice and instruments
Saturday 12 May 8pm Tickets £15 (£12 Concs.)
Plus introductory talk 7pm
With members of the Bristol Ensemble, leader Roger Huckle
Jean Hasse Five Poems from the Japanese for mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano
Raymond Warren Drop, Drop Slow Tears a sacred cantata for mezzo-soprano, flute and piano
Raymond Warren Burnt Norton Sketches for violin, cello and piano
Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire three times seven poems of Albert Giraud.
Raymond Warren, former Professor of Music at Bristol University, is the most distinguished SCA member. The concert features his 1985 piano trio, inspired by T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets”. The concert culminates in Lore Lixenberg’s unique interpretation of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. 2012 marks the centenary of this ground-breaking work first performed in Berlin in October 1912. The soloist, in the guise of the moon-drunk delusional Pierrot, delivers Albert Giraud’s twenty-one surreal poetic fantasies in a kind of histrionic speech-song that Schoenberg called Sprechstimme.
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