Music, Creativity & Mental Health: Public Talks & Informal Concert

27 September 2017
2.30pm
Studio Theatre, Byre Theatre
St Andrews

Psychologist Dr Maggie Ellis, literary critic Dr Emma Sutton and pianist Lana Bode explore music’s role in mental illness and creativity. Emma Sutton and Lana Bode discuss Virginia Woolf’s experiences of and treatment for mental illness. Their talk, illustrated with musical examples, introduces Woolf’s musical hallucinations and her writing about music. They also consider ideas about the effects of mental illness on the working practices of some of the classical composers Woolf loved. Maggie Ellis explores the special place of music in the lives of individuals living with dementia, providing powerful examples from her own research. She explains the ways music can provide a way to communicate with others when speech becomes difficult, and how it taps into dearly held memories.

Presented by Virginia Woolf & Music in collaboration with the Music Research Seminar Series.

FREE but ticketed.

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Song Recital

12 October 2017
7.30pm
Boas House, 22 Mansfield Street

Performing with mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons and baritone Josep-Ramon Olive

Programme
Brahms - Vor der Tur, Op 28 No. 2
Korngold - Lieder des Abschieds
Lieberson - Rilke Songs
Schumann - In der Nacht

Interval

Debussy - Chansons de Bilitis
Mompou - El Combat del Somni
Poulenc - Metamorphoses
Faure - Pleurs d'Ors

For tickets, email Mr Bob Boas – boas22m@btinternet.com


Samling Academy

13-15 October 2017

Lana Bode joins a team of esteemed singing teachers, vocal coaches and professional accompanists at the 2017 Samling Academy. Samling Academy is developing the next generation of classical singers in the North East of England. Young people aged 14-21 who are growing up in this region and those who have chosen to study in the North East are benefiting from unique training and performance opportunities.

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The Heart of the Matter

20 October 2017
5.00pm
The Red House
Aldeburgh

Performing with tenor Mitch Raemakers and poet Kathryn Maris

This recital is a reproduction of a 1956 Aldeburgh Festival concert, based around the poetry of Edith Sitwell. Britten composed three settings of Sitwell’s poetry entitled The Heart of the Matter, which were designed to complement the earlier Canticle III: Still falls the rain. The music is interspersed with readings of Sitwell by poet Kathryn Maris, who will also include some of her own poetry in response to Sitwell’s works.

Tickets: £12.50

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Samling Academy

27-29 October 2017

Lana Bode joins a team of esteemed singing teachers, vocal coaches and professional accompanists at the 2017 Samling Academy. Samling Academy is developing the next generation of classical singers in the North East of England. Young people aged 14-21 who are growing up in this region and those who have chosen to study in the North East are benefiting from unique training and performance opportunities.

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Samling Academy 2017 Concert

29 October 2017
7.30pm
Sage Two, Sage Gateshead

Featuring some of the most talented young singers from across the North East, this concert includes a mix of opera and song performed by this year’s Samling Academy Singers. Tickets go on sale later this year, available from Sage Gateshead.

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RECENT EVENTS

Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition

2-7 September 2017
Wigmore Hall

Performing with mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons

This Competition celebrates the art of the song recital and honours the Lied’s place at the heart of the genre. Since its foundation in 1997, the Competition has grown in status and prestige, and continues to attract singers and pianists from around the world who are keen to embark on significant recital careers. Providing an invaluable opportunity for feedback and guidance from a jury consisting of the highest calibre of internationally renowned artists and directors from the world’s elite concert halls and music festivals, the Competition also promotes the exchange of ideas between artists from all over the world, and presents an important platform for public performance and the expansion of repertoire.

Preliminary Round: Monday 4 September 12:45pm
Semifinal Round: Tuesday 5 September 5:00pm

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Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers

6-12 August 2017
Radley College, Oxfordshire

Lana Bode joins a team of young professional accompanists to staff the 2017 Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers. The Summer School assembles a team of expert teachers with complementary skills and a passionate interest in the development of aspiring solo singers who are already experienced in solo performance. Each student performs daily in masterclasses and several times in concerts during the week. In addition there are group sessions in Alexander Technique, movement, physical awareness and stress release. The course is eminently suitable for anyone wishing to develop performing skills to a high level.

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Open Session | Snape Proms

1-2 August 2017
Peter-Pears Recital Room, Snape Maltings

Residency with mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Pianist Lana Bode is the inaugural Tunnard Young Artist, developing her career as recitalist, duo partner and programmer at Snape Maltings and with the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. With her duo partner she is preparing a recital programme that draws on the repertoire from her debut disc that was recorded at Snape Maltings earlier this year. The programme will include songs by Schubert, Debussy, Britten, Poulenc, Vierne and Barber. During their residency, the duo will experiment in creating a song programme influenced primarily by sonic atmosphere.

Concert takes place at 5:00pm, Wednesday 2 August 2017.
Tickets: £6.00

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Aldeburgh Festival | BCMG & Knussen

23 June 2017
7.30pm
Britten Studio, Snape Maltings

Performing The Sadness of Komachi by Harrison Birtwistle with tenor Robert Murray
Broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on 24 June on Here and Now

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Aldeburgh Festival | Britten Pears Young Artists Alumni II

23 June 2017
11.00am
Jubilee Hall, Snape Maltings

Performing with Laure BarrasAnna HarveyMitch Raemaekers, Jack Lawrence-Jones and Jocelyn Freeman

Johannes Brahms
Der Gang zum Liebchen
Wechsellied zum Tanze

Erich Korngold
From Sechs Einfache Lieder
Schneeglockchen
Nachtwanderer
Das Standchen
Liebesbriefchen

Brahms
An die Heimat

Korngold
Lieder des Abschieds

Interval

Benjamin Britten
Um Mitternacht

Robert Schumann
Spanische Liebeslieder

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Song Recital - Orientalism

14 June 2017
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Silk Street Music Hall

Performing with soprano Delphine Megret

Programme
Maurice Delage - Sept Hai-kais
Igor Stravinsky - Three Japanese Lyrics
Kosaku Yamada - Sakura, Sakura
Narita Tamezo - Hamabe no Uta
Yoshinao Nakada - Oyasumi Nasai
Albert Roussel - Poemes Chinois


Guildhall School of Music & Drama Gold Medal Competition

5 May 2017
7.00pm
Barbican Concert Hall, London

Performing with baritone Josep-Ramon Olive

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Masterclass with Roderick Williams

26 April 2017
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Oxford

Performing with baritone Josep-Ramon Olive

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Song Recital

22 April 2017
7.30pm
St. Saviour’s, Westcliff-on-sea

Performing with soprano Kayleigh McEvoy


All About Piano | Come and Play!

1 April 2017
11.00am-5.00pm
Institut français, London

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Song Recital | St Pancras Lunchtime Recitals

16 February 2017
1.15pm
St Pancras Church, London

Performing with baritone Thomas Coltman

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Song & Opera Recital

9 February 2017
6.00pm
Lecture Recital Room, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Performing with soprano Jennifer Witton


Viola Tunnard Residency | Snape Maltings

25-29 January 2017
Britten Studio, Snape Maltings

Recording 20th-century American song with mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons