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Koret Recital Series, Iestyn Davies, countertenor, Thomas Dunford, lute, March 28, 2014, The Robert W. Cole Emerging Artist Concert


Flow My Tears: Songs for Lute and Voice

"Have you seen the bright lily grow?"; "Care-charming sleep"; "From the Famous Peak of Derby"

"Grief, keep within"; "Why canst thou not, as others do?"; "Can doleful notes?"; "Never weather—Beaten sail"

Old Bones*

"Come again, sweet love doth now invite"; "In darkness let me dwell"; "Can she excuse my wrongs"; "Flow, my tears, fall from your springs"; The Frog Galliard; "Now, O now, I needs must part"

With a voice that possesses "the delicacy and refinement of spider silk" (Financial Times, London) and a sharp interpretive mind to match, British countertenor Iestyn Davies has entered the limelight with scene-stealing operatic roles and intimate recital programs that showcase his "extraordinary tonal richness and imaginative phrasing" (The Guardian, London). Davies, accompanied by Thomas Dunford on lute, sings a program of deeply poetic and emotionally dynamic late Tudor and Stuart songs by Dowland, Johnson, and Danyel, as well as a new work by the young and in-demand New York-based composer Nico Muhly.

*West Coast premiere

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Discover, Engage: Education & Community Programs Education & Community Event: Sightlines
Fri, Mar 28, 7-7:30 pm
First Congrecational Church
Pre-performance talk by Professor James Davies, UC Berkeley Department of Music. Sightlines are free to event ticket holders.

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

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Fri, March 28, 8 pm