Symphony of Sorrowful Songs at The Roman Baths

Sunday 16 May 2021
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Roman Baths
£27.50 - £38.50
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Please note, this event was originally programmed for Sunday 17 May 2020 and has been rescheduled for Sunday 16 May 2021.

Górecki’s astonishing meditation on loss and transcendence

Victoria Oruwari Soprano
Charles Hazlewood Conductor

Cathartic and hauntingly beautiful, Henryk Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is an astonishing meditation on loss and transcendence.

Performed by Paraorchestra, with acclaimed soprano Victoria Oruwari; Charles Hazlewood conducts this harmonic ‘spiritual minimalist’ composition around the great Roman Baths in this unique and intimate premiere.

There are themes of motherhood, grief, and the heartache of war. Each of the three movements features a Polish lament, including a message inscribed on the wall of a Gestapo prison cell from a teenage girl to her mother, and a folk song about a mother who has lost her son in the Silesian civil war.

Sung in Polish, this evocative work brings tears and rousing joy; taking audiences on a spellbinding and uplifting journey through grief and solace.

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