Davis + Lambourne + Wong: Heggie

Featuring Conservatorium staff and guest artists, this concert presents two works that bring attention to domestic violence, composed by award-winning American composer Jake Heggie.

Songs for Murdered Sisters (2020), with text by Margaret Atwood, will be re-imagined and interpreted by Melissa Davis (soprano), Victoria Lambourn (mezzo-soprano) and Jerry Wong (piano). To Hell and Back (2006), based on the Greco-Roman myth of Persephone, is a unique piece composed for two singers and a baroque orchestra. Sung by soprano Melissa Davis and mezzo-soprano Linda Barcan, this piece will be conducted by Stephen Grant and directed by Jane Davidson, who will thoughtfully combine elements of the present day alongside a Baroque timbre.

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de Jager + ANAM musicians: Rosier, Guerre, Bayreuth, Princess of Prussia, Bon & Telemann


During the Renaissance and Baroque, music was gradually liberated from solely servicing the church into a force of its own. The awakening of instrumental music and the amazing originality of the musicians creating it provided fuel for the next four centuries of musical development.

In this program we shall encounter four fabulous women – each a renowned virtuoso ­– and hear music they composed.

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