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Concerts for Craswall
Performed by Ruairi Bowen, tenor and Alex Stobbs, piano
March 18 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pmConcert duration is approximate
On Saturday March 18th, Concerts for Craswall are presenting local young tenor Ruairi Bowen and pianist Alex Stobbs. The recital entitled Themes of Innocence and Experience is based on a programme of Anglo-Welsh song and will use wildlife and the natural world as a vehicle for exploring the terms, whilst also recognising the impact of military and cultural warfare.
Innocence will be represented by the energy of nature in Richard Rodney Bennett’s The Aviary, followed by Caneuon y Tri Aderyn (The Songs of The Three Birds) by the Welsh composer Dilys Elwyn-Edwards.
Experience will be represented through Ivor Gurney’s settings of the war poet Edward Thomas, and will finish with Michael Tippett’s cantata Boyhood’s End, written for Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.
Ruairi is a local lad, son of Geraint Bowen and his wife Lucy. Geraint is the organist at Hereford Cathedral and many of you will have heard Lucy singing the soprano solos in concerts there.
Accompanying Ruairi will be the equally talented young pianist Alex Stobbs, who met Ruairi when they were both singing in the King’s College Choir at Cambridge.
They are both very talented young musicians, busy making successful careers for themselves, and will delight with this programme of heartfelt music.