A restorative evening of 20th and 21st century music for mezzo-soprano and piano – designed to soothe the darkest hours.

Mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons and pianist Lana Bode have drawn on their personal experiences of grief, loss and transformation to curate the programme In Somnia – a healing journey through dreams.

Song cycles by Frederic Mompou and Ethel Smyth form the backbone of the programme, interspersed with a kaleidoscope of songs from 20th and 21st century composers.

The recital will be followed by an opportunity to mingle with the artists whilst enjoying a glass of prosecco or kombucha.

Marta Fontanals-Simmons mezzo-soprano
Lana Bode

Dream (8')
Remanso (2')
No.1 Damunt de tu només les flors Combat del Somni (4')
Ethel Smyth:
No.1 Requies Three Moods of the Sea (3')
No.2 Aquesta ni un mateix vent Combat del Somni (3')
Astrid Andersen:
Hestene står i regnet (2')
Odaline de la Martinez:
Canciones: No 2. Cancion de Jinete Canciones (3')
Ingrid Stolzel:
Darest thou now, O Soul Soul Journey (5')
Ethel Smyth:
No.2 Before the Squall Three Moods of the Sea (5')
The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (3')
Nico Muhly:
Quiet Music (3')
Wilhelm Kiayellmr:
An meine andere Stimme Härtling-Lieder (3')
Und endlich (2')
No.3 Jo et pressentia com la mar Combat del Somni (3')
Ethel Smyth:
No.3 After Sunset Three Moods of the Sea (4')
No.5 Ara no sé si et veig, encar Combat del Somni (3')
Elsa Gidlow:
May Rain (2')
No.4 Fes-me la vida transparent Combat del Somni (3')
Woman sitting resting her elbows on an open grand piano

Lana Bode

Credit: Marshall Light Studio

Main image: Marta Fontanals-Simmons © Victoria Cadisch

General booking opens on Saturday 3 August at 10am.

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