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Jamie Barton & Jake Heggie
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Jamie Barton & Jake Heggie

Date: 5 Dec
Time: 19:30
Jamie Barton mezzo-soprano, Jake Heggie piano

Jake Heggie 'Music' from The Breaking Waves
Henry Purcell 'Music for a While' from Oedipus (arr Benjamin Britten)
Franz Schubert An die Musik
Gretchen am Spinnrade
Rastlose Liebe
Florence Price We Have Tomorrow
The Poet and his Song
Night
Hold Fast to Dreams
Johannes Brahms Unbewegte Laue Luft
Meine Liebe ist GrĂ¼n
Von ewiger Liebe
Jake Heggie What I Miss the Most (UK premiere)
Of Gods and Cats
Iconic Legacies: First Ladies at the Smithsonian

Jamie Barton and Jake Heggie's yearning programme explores what we've all been missing over the past year - music, its link with words, and the human connection of live performance.

From Purcell's wonderous 'Music for a While' to Heggie's own arias, via 19th-century Lieder and Florence Price's beautiful vocal lines, tonight is about appreciating music's capacity for emotional expression. The centrepiece is deeply personal to both performers - song cycle What I Miss the Most was their lockdown project, with moving texts by friends including Joyce DiDonato, Patti LuPone and the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg articulating their feelings in early lockdown.

Self-described 'die-hard feminist' Barton champions the voices of women. Tonight she focuses on the unjustly neglected music of Price and arias from some of Heggie's powerful female opera characters. 'Jamie Barton is a star... already a proper, bona fide star' said The Guardian in 2019. She is - you only need hear her voice to feel thankful that live music has returned.

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 Barbican Centre EC2Y 8DS Silk Street, London

The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.

www.barbican.org.uk

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