Koret Recital Series
Ian Bostridge, tenor
Wenwen Du, piano
The Music and Poetry of the Great War
April 12, 2015
Bostridge, a riveting recitalist, presents an artfully curated program of songs exploring the music and poetry of the Great War. The program ranges from songs by soldier composers George Butterworth and Ivor Gurney to Britten's setting of poems about children in wartime. "[Bostridge] works to bring out the storytelling and the drama inherent in song. He is capable of singing in many voices at once" (The New Yorker).
Education & Community Event:
Sun, April 12, 2–2:30 pm
Pre-performance talk by Professor Mary Ann Smart, UC Berkeley Department of Music. Free to event ticket holders.
Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
UC Berkeley's Hertz Hall, the intimate and inviting concert venue at the heart of the campus, will be home this season to some of Cal Performances' most unforgettable musical experiences. Combining exciting repertoire and exquisite performances by some of today's most acclaimed musicians, Hertz Hall is the perfect setting to enjoy sublime music-making.