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Sun 7 Mar 2010, 7:30pm

Where: Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • A Reserve: $68.00
  • A Reserve Friend: $63.00
  • B Reserve: $58.00
  • B Reserve Friend: $53.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: festival2010

Tenor Keith Lewis and pianist Michael Houstoun present this recital which spans over 300 years of song.

Recognised early in his career as a Mozart specialist, Lewis’s performances are noted for their beauty of voice and interpretative skills. Partnered by the impeccable artistry of Michael Houstoun, this recital promises an evening of beautiful insights.

With the sweet Baroque of Purcell, the subtle, direct songs of Britten and the quirkiness of Barber, this programme spans a range of emotional and musical colour. At the heart of the recital is the world premiere of Jenny McLeod’s Peaks of Cloud, which sets seven poems by Janet Frame and brings together four iconic New Zealand artists.

• Henry Purcell: So when the glittering Queen of Night Not all my torments, What power art thou, Evening Hymn
• Jenny McLeod: ‘Peaks of Cloud’ (song cycle for tenor and piano, with poems by Janet Frame)(world premiere)
• Benjamin Britten: ‘On This Island’ Opus 11 (song cycle with words by W. H. Auden)
• Samuel Barber: 3 Songs from ‘Ten Early Songs’ published 1994; 3 Songs from ‘Collected Songs’, 2 Songs from the ‘Hermit Songs’

Duration: 2 hrs including interval

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