06 ottobre 2018


Mike Westbrook dirige questa sera a Bournemouth il suo Glad Day blakeiano in versione ancora una volta unica e rinnovata, con l'aiuto di Matthew Bourne (piano) e Tim Goodwin (recitazione) in aggiunta al classico quintetto degli anni più recenti (Billy Thompson e Steve Berry con Phil Minton, Kate Westbrook e Chris Biscoe) e con il rinforzo del coro Rising Voices Wessex diretto da Ali Sharpe. Le origini e l'evoluzione del Westbrook Blake nel corso dei decenni è riassunto in un recente scritto pubblicato presso lo Smith's Academy Notice Board.

Over the years the Blake material has been constantly re-invented, by changes in instrumentation, a variety of choirs, occasional personnel changes and the introduction of fresh material. The performance in the Parry 100 Festival sees further innovations. Composer Mike Westbrook has stepped back to concentrate on the role of musical director, bringing in pianist Matthew Bourne and actor Tim Goodwin plus Rising Voices with Ali Sharpe. There will be more of Blake’s poetry spoken. 

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