Marcus Farnsworth & Libby Burgess
  • Friday 6 May 2022, 7:00pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • ÂŁ15 - ÂŁ3
Image Marcus Farnsworth & Libby Burgess

Generously supported by The Haworth Charitable Trust
Part of the Manchester Song Festival 2022

We are thrilled to present Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s new song cycle, Everything Grows Extravagantly. The cycle is a co-commission between Oxford Lieder and the Oxford Botanic Garden in celebration of their 20th anniversary and the Garden’s 400th. Marcus Farnsworth, who has given numerous memorable performances at The Stoller Hall, and outstanding pianist Libby Burgess will perform songs with a horticultural twist by Finzi, Clara Schumann, Roussel, Tosti and Quilter.

Marcus Farnsworth & Libby Burgess
  • The Stoller Hall
  • ÂŁ15 - ÂŁ3

Programme:
FINZI Childhood among the ferns
SCHUMANN Die stille Lotosblume
LISZT Du bist wie eine blume
ROUSSEL Le Jadin Mouillé
TOSTI Malìa
QUILTER Now sleeps the crimson petal
Cheryl FRANCES-HOAD Everything Grows Extravagantly
1. For a Garden
2. Work Song for a New Garden
3. The Ferns are So Serious (polystichum aculeatum)
4. Cataloguing / Fortifying
5. The Waterlily Pond (Nymphaea)
6. In the Words of Mary Somerset
7. Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
8. Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum)
9. On Waiting to Inhale the Rare and Intoxicating Scent of the Queen of the Night Cactus (Hylocereus undatus) Which Blooms for Just a Single Evening Once a Year
10. Xylarium
11. Field Madder (Sherardia)
12. The Storm and the Yew
13. For a Garden (Epilogue)

Performers

Performers

Marcus Farnsworth - Baritone
Libby Burgess - Pianist

Generously supported by The Haworth Charitable Trust
Part of the Manchester Song Festival 2022

We are thrilled to present Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s new song cycle, Everything Grows Extravagantly. The cycle is a co-commission between Oxford Lieder and the Oxford Botanic Garden in celebration of their 20th anniversary and the Garden’s 400th. Marcus Farnsworth, who has given numerous memorable performances at The Stoller Hall, and outstanding pianist Libby Burgess will perform songs with a horticultural twist by Finzi, Clara Schumann, Roussel, Tosti and Quilter.

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