Venue Great Hall
Running time 60 minutes
Artists Sarah Gabriel, Steve Dummer, Stephen De Pledge
£10 (50% off students & under 18s)
Next date 19th August 10:00 pm
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About this event
Sarah Gabriel continues her exploration of jazz songs, written at a time when politics and world events were anything but frivolous or ‘foolish’. George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael and lyricist Dorothy Field sit alongside European counterparts: Noel Coward, Kurt Weill, and the doyennes of Parisian cabaret, Marguerite Monnot and Edith Piaf.
Sarah Gabriel soprano
Steve Dummer clarinet
Stephen De Pledge piano
The brilliant soprano Sarah Gabriel sings music spanning four centuries, from early Handel works to brand-new commissions. Sarah performs on the opera stage around the world, in recital and in oratorios, in contemporary music, and in music theatre. She made her triumphant European debut as Eliza Doolittle in Robert Carsen’s much-loved production of My Fair Lady at Théâtre du Châtelet, opposite Alex Jennings as Higgins.
The much-in-demand New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge has performed in New York, Europe, Bogotà, Shanghai, and Beijing, Singapore and Japan, as well as the Wigmore Hall in London, where he made his acclaimed debut in 1999. Stephen’s repertoire is far-reaching, from the music of the 17th to the 21st centuries. In 2001 he performed the complete chamber works of Arvo Pärt during the Edinburgh Festival, under the guidance of the composer, and he has become particularly associated with the music of Messiaen, which he studied in Paris with the composer’s widow, Yvonne Loriod. In 2008 he gave the first performance of Landscape Preludes, twelve new works by New Zealand composers, at the International Festival in Wellington.
About our Summer Concerts
This concert is part of the Dartington International Summer School & Festival, a month-long musical celebration, encompassing shared music making, learning and listening.
Our extensive public concert series utilises a faculty of internationally renowned and emerging musicians to create a stunning cross-genre programme of over 100 concerts and events. Set against the backdrop of Dartington’s striking medieval Great Hall, the Summer School’s concert series presents the highest levels of performance in a carefully curated collection of classic works and “made for Dartington” exclusives. Full listings for the Summer School concert series can be found here.
If you are interested in taking part in one of Summer School’s music courses, you can find out further details here.
Food and drink
Head up to the Dartington estate early to enjoy our pre-concert food offerings. The Green Table café will be staying open late during the festival, plating up fresh and seasonal local food and drinks. Next to the Great Hall, The White Hart restaurant and bar will be serving a selection of food, along with a broad range of quality drinks and between concert nibbles.
Offer: Special rate for Dartington Members
Monday 19th August
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Visiting Dartington Hall
Dartington is an old place with a new story.
The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.
This idea is as true today is it ever was.