Call of the Birds: Joanna MacGregor

Venue Great Hall

Running time 50

Artists: Joanna MacGregor piano, Tamim al-Barghouti spoken poetry


Tickets £10 | Students and U16 £5

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Next date 31st July 10:00 pm

About this event

Joanna MacGregor’s programme explores the sweetness, humour and complexity of birdsong – from courtly French pieces to the beauty of the Iranian composer Hossein Alizâdeh.

She’s joined by the celebrated poet Tamim al-Barghouti, reading bird-inspired peoms from Baghdad, Damascus and Arabic Spain.

Rameau Le Rappel des Oiseaux
Daquin Le Coucou
Couperin Le Rossignol en Amour
Janáček The Barn Owl has not Flown Away!
Messiaen Le Rouge-gorge
Harrison Birtwistle Ookooing Bird
Couperin Les Fauvettes Plaintives
Ravel Oiseaux Tristes
Hossein Alizâdeh Call of the Birds
Couperin Les Coucous Béneévoles
Poglietti Aria bizarre del Rossignolo
Rameau La Poule

Made For Dartington

Don’t miss Joanna’s other solo recitals:
Grounds and Chaconnes on 29 July
Beethoven’s Appassionata, Brahms and Ginastera on 7 August
Soul of a Woman on 19 August

Joanna MacGregor, the Artistic Director of Dartington International Summer School & Festival, is one of the world’s most innovative musicians, appearing as a concert pianist, curator, and collaborator. Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and Professor of the University of London, she has performed in more than eighty countries.

MacGregor’s verve, energy and astounding technique are always at the service of the music and never vice versa. Her ability to inhabit so many sound worlds with the same intensity and commitment is profoundly impressive. – BBC Classical Review
Listen to Joanna’s YouTube channel

Tamim al-Barghouti talks to The New Yorker about his life and poetry

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