Recital Series: Ian Bostridge

“Bostridge sings as if from inside the music, as if he has found a way to produce pure, disembodied emotion.”
Los Angeles Times

Celebrated for the remarkable passion, drama, and directness of his elegant performances, British tenor Ian Bostridge is widely admired as one of the world’s most perceptive and accomplished musicians. A supremely expressive storyteller of song, Bostridge is joined by the eminent pianist Wenwen Du to present an artfully curated program of songs exploring the music and poetry of the Great War. The program ranges from songs by soldier composer George Butterworth to Britten’s setting of poems about children in wartime.

Songs of World War I
Program to include works by Mahler, Rudi Stephan,
Butterworth, Weill, and Britten

The Recital Series is supported in part by a generous grant from Gwen Norton on behalf of the IKBS, and by The Reed Foundation.

The Recital Series is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke

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