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EIGHT SONGS FOR A MAD KING. SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES

9th November 2012

16 November, 2012 at
St Duthus Collegiate Church, Tain at 7:30pm
To book, call 0752 107 7053

"Eight Songs will blow you away." - Sunday HeraldHebrides Ensemble are bringing
a rare production of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' 1969 music-theatre masterpiece to
Tain! This extraordinary piece, which hasn't been performed in Scotland for almost
ten years, is regarded as one of the composer's seminal works. It's an extravagant,
disturbing and occasionally very funny depiction of the madness of King George III.
The programme also includes works by Iannis Xenakis, George Benjamin, Oliver Knussen,
Colin Matthews and Thomas Ads; five short pieces of music linked to the theme of
flight, and staged as music-theatre, leading the audience thematically and dramatically
towards Eight Songs for a Mad King.

For further information, please contact us at :

Tel.:07521 077053,

or by e-mail: MF[AT]northhighlandconnections.org Tickets: 8; 6 concessions.

To reserve phone: 07521-077053;

E-mail : MF[AT]northhighlandconnections.org

 

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