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The Songs of War: Will Todd and Górecki

Thursday November 22, 2018 at 19:30
Huddersfield Town Hall, Huddersfield
£13, £15, £20, £27 (concessions available); ages 17 to 29: £4; ages 16 and under: £1
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  1. Songs of Love and Battle - Will Todd, words by Maggie Gottlieb
  2. Symphony No 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) Op 36 - Henryk Górecki

Former Music Director of Opera North, Richard Farnes returns to the helm of the Orchestra to present the world premiere of Will Todd’s Songs of Love and Battle. Dedicated to Opera North’s youth ensembles, Todd’s commission is a micro-opera depicting the conflicting emotions of war through the words and poems of Maggie Gottlieb.

Renowned for their melodic intensity and harmonic invention, Todd’s best-known works include Mass in Blue, The Blackened Man and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Górecki’s third symphony, known as his ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’, picks up the theme of loss and separation caused by conflict through three Polish texts. The second text, a message written on the wall of a Gestapo cell during World War II, is arguably one of the most famous pieces of music from the late 20th Century.

Part of the Kirklees Concert Season 2018/2019

Talking Music starts at 6.40pm - free

Huddersfield Town Hall
Ramsden Street
West Yorkshire

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