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