Bloomingdale School of Music
THE BRITISH ARE COMING!
A Concert Connecting Poetry and Music
in the Works of British Composers
February 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Free Community Concert
New York, New York — Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) is pleased to present The British are Coming! a concert highlighting the intimate connection between poetry and music in the works of British composers on February 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the David Greer Recital Hall at the school’s home site located at 323 West 108th Street (off of Broadway) in Manhattan. Admission is FREE and seating is limited.
Featuring BSM faculty members Lisa Pike, on French Horn, violinist Naho Parrini, tenor Christopher Lilley and guest artist pianist Elizabeth Rodgers the evening’s program will include two of England’s greatest composers, Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughn Williams, in their musical settings of poetry by Edith Sitwell and A.E. Houseman. There has been an intimate connection between poetry and music in Great Britain for centuries. The composer’s admiration and friendship for their literary counterparts is apparent in their compositions.