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Bosnian Voices Tickets | Psappha At St. Michaels Manchester  | Thu 2nd May 2019 Lineup

Bosnian Voices tickets

Psappha At St. Michaels in Manchester

Thursday 2nd May 2019

7:30pm til 9:30pm

Minimum Age: 5

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Bosnian Voices on Thursday 2nd May 2019

Anthony Burgess Cello Sonata ‘for the dead 1939-45’
David T Little and the sky was still there
Nigel Osborne Bosnian Voices
Arnold Schoenberg Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte
Tim Wright The Bridge

Mark Heron – conductor
Jessica Gillingwater – mezzo soprano
Richard Suart – speaker

And I heard a voice that said to me: If you care about the state of your soul, if you care about anything at all, if you want to continue to be a good person: Get out.” David T Little’s and the sky was still there with a film by R. Luke DuBois challenges the US army’s controversial ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy towards gay and lesbian soldiers.

The war in Bosnia ended nearly a quarter of a century ago, with the tragedy of Srebrenica. Influenced by the chiming of church bells and the Muslim call to prayer, Nigel Osborne’s Bosnian Voices is a set of songs written by ordinary Bosnians – children and adults - about their lives then and now.

Tim Wright’s sparse and tense music for a 1929 silent film by Charles Vidor tells the dramatic story of a spy sentenced to be hanged from a bridge.

Two giants of the twentieth century react to the atrocities of the second world war. Schoenberg takes his inspiration from the poetry of Byron, and writer Anthony Burgess turns to music in his heart-felt for the dead 1939-45.

Psappha: Demystifying New Music
Pre-concert talk - 6.40pm - free to ticket holders
Learn more before you see it played. Come early, get a drink and settle into your seats for a special talk by Professor Douglas Jarman that will introduce you to Arnold Schoenberg and his Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte.

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