Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fiona Sampson in 'Beyond the Lyric' at Warwick University

Beyond the Lyric: Fiona Sampson and The Coull Quartet

An experiment in poetry and music: come and hear Schubert’s great C major String Quintet performed by Warwick’s quartet-in-residence, the Coull Quartet, playing with Lucy Hall and Sophie McKechnie, alongside work-in-progress by poet Fiona Sampson

What do poetry and music have in common? What is the musical element in poetry? Usually, when words and music come together they do so in song. But supposing that, instead of setting words to music, we set music to words? What would that sound like? Our exploration takes on one of the great lyric moments in chamber music – composed by the master of lieder and song-cycle.

Fiona Sampson is a Fellow of Creativity at the CAPITAL Centre exploring these themes. This evening is a chance to hear previews of her new work.

Tickets are free but limited - please book in advance!

Phone: 02476150377
Email: Peter.Kirwan@warwick.ac.uk
Wednesday 27th February 2008, 6pm - 7pm
CAPITAL Centre Studio, Millburn House, Warwick University Campus, Coventry
Fiona Sampson is an award-winning poet and translator and the editor of Poetry Review. Her recent collection Common Prayer was short-listed for this year’s T. S. Eliot prize.

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