SATURDAY, 30 JUNE 2018 at 7:30pm
Upper Parish Hall, St. James
Anglican Church, Stratford
The passion of German romanticism
is generated in the reality that life is transient: that love is
messy, joy is fleeting, and life passes quickly. With insights
deepened in this knowledge, German poets paint vividly the
beauty of the human experience on clouded canvasses.
Tenor Roger Honeywell makes a rare recital appearance in his
hometown of Stratford to premiere Sylvia Rickard’s Birth, Death
and Regeneration, a work he commissioned in 2003 in memory of
his mother. This powerful statement on love, loss and hope on a
text of Rainer Maria Rilke will be framed by songs of Richard
Strauss, Osvaldo Golijov’s haunting Lúa Descolorida and Jean
Coulthard’s Sonata for Cello and Piano.
are cellist Ben Bolt-Martin and pianist Emily Hamper.
Birth, Death and Regeneration for
tenor, cello and piano
(based on poems by Rainer Maria Rilke)
Lieder by Richard Strauss
Lúa Descolorida by Osvaldo Golijov
Cello Sonata by Jean Coulthard