Performances of we’ll meet again

We’ll meet again

City University

19:00, Tuesday 11 April 2017
Performance Space, City University (external link)
College Building, St John Street
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom

Soprano Juliet Fraser and pianist Mark Knoop give the London premiere of Michael Finnissy (external link)’s Andersen-Liederkreis (2016), which engages with the weighty tradition of the song cycle. Hans Christian Andersen is universally famous for his fairy stories, but this cycle also sets his lyric poetry and ‘papiers collés’, revealing further the fantastical, droll and profound world of his imagination. The programme opens with the world premiere of we’ll meet again, a piano solo by composer Tim Parkinson, whose extraordinary opera, Time With People, was previously staged at City in 2015.

Tim Parkinson we’ll meet again 2015*14
Michael Finnissy Andersen-Liederkreis 201645
first performance