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Magic is all around us, if we are only open to it. The pathways include allegory, fairy tales, and the insights of visionaries and poets. We explore all of them, in words and music from across the ages.
Miriam Khalil, soprano
Lauren Segal, mezzo soprano
Stewart Arnott, actor/reader
R. Murray Schafer: Beauty and the Beast for mezzo soprano and string quartet. Text by the composer, from the fairy tale by Mme Laprince de Beaumont.
Henry Purcell: excerpts from The Fairy-Queen, for soprano, strings and continuo. Libretto by Thomas Betterton.
Malcolm Arnold: William Blake Songs for soprano and string quartet.
Jocelyn Morlock: … et je danse for soprano, mezzo soprano, violin, cello and piano. Poetry by Arthur Rimbaud.
Alexina Louie: Songs of Enchantment for mezzo soprano and string quartet. Text by the composer.
Legends, myths and fairy stories about spells and curses, retribution and rebirth.