Windrush, The Journey

Windrush, The Journey

Saturday, 1 June 2024, 7.30pm
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Windrush, The Journey
Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June at 7:30pm

Pegasus Opera, in partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra present Windrush, The Journey. For more than 30 years, Pegasus Opera Company has fearlessly paved the way for diverse talent in opera. Today, we’re paying tribute to Windrush, showcasing a rich tapestry of music and storytelling, and celebrating Black classical composers: past, present and future. Through the outstanding music of Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Richard Thompson and Des Oliver – three composers who represent different eras of Black history – we’ll honour the legacy of the Windrush generation with an exciting fusion of classical music, steel pan, jazz and blues.

A fascinating immersive exhibition showcasing the work of Black British composers through music, photographs and local Windrush testimony will accompany this concert which will be featured in foyer of the The Tung Auditorium.

Jeri Lynne Johnson – conductor
Singers from Pegasus Opera Company
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Joseph Bologne le Chevalier de Saint-Georges – L'Amant Anonyme (Extracts)
Overture to L'Amant Anonyme
Depuis longtemps mon coeur soupire (Act 1, Scene 1)
Tant de Constance (Act 1, Scene 2)
Son amour, Sa constance extrême (Act 1, Scene 3)
Enfin une foule… L’Amour, deviant propice (Act 2, Scene 1)
Aimer sans pouvoir le dire (Act 2, Scene 2)
Non, non je ne puis rien entendre (Act 2, Scene 3)
Ah! Quel trouble
Richard Thompson – Aspects of Othello & Desdemona
Des Oliver and Edson Burton composer and librettist – “Windrush Opera” (Scenes 3 and 4)

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