La Folle Journée de Varsovie – From The Renaissance to The Beatles – New Horizons

A New World

THE PROGRAMME

 

William Byrd Vigilate 

William Byrd Ne irascaris Domine 

Thomas Morley I Love, alas, I love thee 

trad. Scottish song / Carl Wilson The Skye boat song 

trad. Russian song / Alexander Levine  Oh you wide Steppe 

Lionel Bart / Jim Clements  Who will buy?

Duke Ellington / Jim Clements  Come Sunday 

Jerome Kern / Matt Greenwood The way you look tonight 

The Beatles / Blake Morgan Eleanor Rigby 

Freddie Mercury / Matt Greenwood Don’t stop me now

PERFORMERS:

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Penelope Appleyard soprano

Clare Stewart soprano

Josh Cooter tenor

Oliver Martin-Smith tenor

Greg Link bass

The 9th edition of the world’s largest classical music festival will arrive to Warsaw on the last weekend of September, having stopped over in France, Japan, and Russia. In the course of three festival days, the event’s 55 concerts will welcome nearly 1000 artists from across the globe. 

‘This year we focus on composers who left their home countries, either for political or personal reasons, searching for a new land to live and work in,’ says René Martin, the originator and artistic director of the festival. ‘In Warsaw, Poland, where we now celebrate 100 since the country regained its sovereignty, this theme has a special significance. For that reason, Polish music will be strongly present in the concert’s programmes,’ adds Janusz Marynowski, director of Sinfonia Varsovia.

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