Roderick Williams, Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton
Tuesday 9 June 7.30pm
RNCM Concert Hall
She Sings/He Sings/They Sing
Roderick Williams baritone
Carolyn Sampson soprano
Joseph Middleton piano
In this modern age of gender fluidity and identity awareness, how can the notion of art song, steeped in centuries of patriarchal tradition, keep pace and maintain its relevance?
In She Sings/He Sings/They Sing, Carolyn Sampson, Roderick Williams and Joseph Middleton tackle the knotty issue of gender politics in song head-on with a wide-ranging programme from across Europe and spanning centuries in their search for answers, inviting the audience to contribute, join the debate and encourage them on the journey.
The programme – performed in the round – may include music by the likes of Purcell, Schumann, Wolf, Brahms, Mahler, Britten, Butterworth, Debussy, Fauré, Duparc and Rachmaninov but the exact content, especially who sings what, will be decided by the audience. So, ‘get woke’, grab a soap box and prepare to engage…
Photo by Benjamin Ealovega