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Sir John Tomlinson with Rozanna Madylus and Counterpoise

Fri 19 Jul 2019 7:30pm

Champs Hill

Booking Details: Tickets: £25 | 18 and under £5 | Unreserved seating

For further details see the Petworth Festival website.

Petworth Festival

Sir John Tomlinson bass-baritone/speaker
Rozanna Madylus mezzo-soprano

Fenella Humphreys violin
Deborah Calland trumpet
Kyle Horch saxophone/clarinet
Iain Farrington piano

An opportunity to hear one of the great voices of our age. Bass/ baritone Sir John Tomlinson features in a fascinating evening that takes a musical look at the dramatic affair between the Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka and composer Alma Mahler. In the first half, mezzo-soprano Rozanna Madylus adopts the role of Alma in The Art of Love: Alma Mahler’s Life and Music to a text by Barry Millington, whilst in the second half Sir John and Counterpoise perform Kokoschka’s Doll by composer John Casken and Barry Millington, which tells the dramatic tale of the relationship between Kokoschka and his muse.

Part I: The Art of Love: Alma Mahler’s Life and Music – including Alma Mahler’s newly discovered song, Einsamer Gang plus music by Zemlinsky, Alma Mahler, Gustav Mahler, Webern, David Matthews and Wagner, with linking text by Barry Millington

Part 2: Kokoschka’s Doll by John Casken and Barry Millington, based on letters and writings of Oskar Kokoschka

Wine included in the ticket price and served from 6.45pm
Gardens open from 5.00pm for picnics

Clockwise from top left: John Tomlinson (photo: Robert Workman), John Tomlinson & Rozanna Madylus (photo: Tony Nandi), Iain Farrington, Fenella Humphreys, Deborah Calland and Kyle Horch of Counterpoise.

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