21st October 2021 | 8:00pm | St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, London, W2 3UD
Gabriella Di Laccio soprano
Lucas Jordan flute
Clélia Iruzun piano
The center piece of the programme is The Moth-Ghost, a dramatic scene for soprano and piano by Nicola LeFanu specially commissioned for this concert. It sets a poem written by James Harpur. Thetis, a sea-goddess of Greek mythology, knew that however she might try to protect her son Achilles, he must die eventually. In the poem, she is a grief-stricken mother, mourning his death in the Trojan war. He has died young where she, an immortal, will live forever, haunted by her memories.
The concert will also present pieces especially written for this performance by Kristina Arakelyan and Joanna Ward, as well as world and UK premiere performances of by Anna Appleby and Lucas Jordan.
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