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Sunday Music – Pairs

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London

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Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Two Dancers on the Stage, 1874. Oil on canvas, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

  • Sunday 22 April 2018
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Room 9, The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN


  • Dr Charlotte de Mille - The Courtauld Institute of Art

This afternoon of music for voice and one instrument explores the working relation of duos or pairs (artist-model, composer-librettist, art historians-musicians, and between performers). Featuring the world premiere of Matthew Olyver’s ‘Purest White on the Sea of Heaven’, alongside music by Sofia Gubaidulina, Julian Philips, Sir John Tavener and young composers Richard Melkonian and Kate Soper. 2021 concerts is a new London-based concert series, with a particular focus on collaboration between the human voice and other instruments. Projects for 2017/18 include a residency at Borough New Music and a cross-arts weekend at the APT Gallery in Deptford.

Sofia Gubaidulina – Brief an die Dichterin Rimma Dalos (1985)
Richard Melkonian – In Memoriam (2016)
Matthew Olyver – Purest White on the Sea of Heaven (2018 – WORLD PREMIERE)
Julian Philips – Coronach (1995)
Kate Soper – Only Words Themselves Mean What They Say (2010-11)
Sir John Tavener – Akhmatova Songs (1993)


Patricia Auchterlonie, Mimi Doulton (soprano)
Alessia Naccarato (mezzo-soprano)
Antonia Berg (flute)
Sarah McCabe (viola)
Tamaki Sugimoto (‘cello)

Curated by 2021 concerts with Dr Charlotte de Mille.

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