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ConcertTheatre - Sonata Movements

Live classical music and theatre side by side, in an exploration of the melancholy, joy and companionship of fragile human lives from beginning to end. The works of eight writers and composers interwoven to create a complete sonata, in a unique new performance style.

Tuesday 17 April 2012 - Saturday 5 May 2012

Exemplifying the possibilities of cross art form collaboration, ‘ConcertTheatre’ combines classical music and theatre to create a new performance experience for audiences with enhanced opportunities to make meaning from what’s onstage.

Sonata Movements pairs up four short pieces of theatre with four pieces of classical music structured in the form of a sonata. The four plays are linked by a common character of alienated relationships between people. A coherent performance will be created through characters, music, costumes and the performance space and it tells the journey of a musical sonata.

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Abortive Caryl Churchill (1938-) Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) Sonata D. 960 Mv. I (with adapted development)
Other People's Gardens Kenneth Emson (1983-) Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) Nocturne Op.9 Nr.2 Ballade Op.38 Concerto Op.22, Mv.III
Portrait of a Lady T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965) Sergei Prokofief (1891 - 1953)
Frederic Chopin
Sonata Op.28 Prelude in E Minor
Swan Song Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) Sonatas (Last Movements) Op.81a Op.53, Op.57 Op.31 Nr.3

Pianist and Music Designer:
An-Ting Chang
Jude Christian
Louis Carver
Designer Associate:
Gary Thorne
Lighting Designer
Sarah Louis McColgan
Graphic Design
Stacy Hsu
Mark Denham, Tiffany Wood, Mary Sheen, Darren Douglas-Letts, James Northcote, Joyce Greenaway, and Jonathan Newth


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Feature on BBC Radio 3 'In Tune'