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SCHOENBERG Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21
Lauren Fagan Soprano
TBC Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Don't miss out on the thrilling opening programme of Manchester Collective's 2017 season.
Starting with Biber's riotous 16th century depiction of drunks singing folk songs in a pub, Music Director Rakhi Singh leads the Collective through a tour-de-force programme spanning 400 years of western composition. Following the Biber, John Cage's String Quartet in Four Parts, a baroque-inspired spiritual odyssey through the seasons, is thoughtfully paired with extracts from The Fairy-Queen by Henry Purcell.
In the second half, the Collective perform Arnold Schoenberg's seminal string sextet, Transfigured Night. Based on a poem by Richard Dehmel, this searing work explores themes of love, passion, and betrayal.