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Friday, 17 May, 2019 at 8:30 pm
Songs of Longing and Exile
Based on testimonies from today’s refugees and migrants, these new poems about displacement and exile present a contemporary and deeply moving counterpoint to this exquisite music; Dowland was himself no stranger to uncertainty and misfortune during his own, self-imposed exile. Between the pavans, London-based Syrian musician Rihab Azar intersperses partly improvised music for oud. The programme also features the world premiere of a new work by Giles Swayne written especially for these performers.