Roderick Williams and Susie Allan: Lads and Lasses
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
£15 (£12) add lunch for £5
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Roderick Williams baritone
Susan Allan piano
Schubert / Müller Gute Nacht
Cecilia McDowall / John Greening A stranger I came out here
Schubert / Rellstab Standchen
Cecilia McDowall / John Greening After Standchen
Schubert / Müller Mine
Cecilia McDowall / John Greening At the wheel
Schubert / Müller Tears like rain
Emily Levy / Rommi Smith Rain is coming
Schubert / Müller The Brook sings a lullaby
We are delighted to welcome one of the finest English voices of his generation, Roderick Williams, visiting consultant in vocal performance at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, who is joined by the exceptional pianist, Susie Allan.
The second half of this concert features a brand new songcycle from composer Emily Levy and writer Rommi Smith, The Rain is Coming, a response from a female perspective to Schubert’s Die schone Mullerin.
These new songs expand themes raised in the original work, adding a contemporary interpretation to the story. This unique mini song-cycle for voice and piano crosses both genre and artistic divides and offers a new perspective on Schubert’s iconic work.
‘Roderick Williams is a national treasure. Acutely responsive to the sound and meaning of words, his approach to the English Romantic song repertoire is revelatory. Susie Allan lingers tellingly over an important detail in the piano writing just at the right moment to complement Williams’ exquisite interpretation.’ BBC Music Magazine
Make the most of your afternoon in Boult’s Bar by adding lunch for £5. Choose from a delicious sandwich or soup with bread and drink - book in advance with your ticket purchase.