A second 40th anniversary event featuring a former Petworth Festival Artistic Director – pianist and broadcaster extraordinaire, David Owen Norris. David is joined by two exceptional singers, tenor Ben Johnson and baritone Ashley Riches, in a celebration of one of Britain’s most loved musical sons, Sir Arthur Sullivan. Although best known for his collaborations with the great W S Gilbert, Sullivan’s range went way beyond the so-called ‘Savoy’ operettas. In addition to many larger-scale works he composed dozens of song settings with texts ranging from Shakespeare and Shelley to Tennyson. The Petworth performance includes Sullivan and Tennyson’s so-called Liederkreis, The Window.
David Owen Norris is a pianist, composer and broadcaster. He has performed all over the world since his appointment as the first Gilmore Artist in 1991. His compositions include a Symphony, a Piano Concerto, the oratorios Prayerbook and Turning Points, and the multi-media tribute to the passing seasons, Henge Music. His Chord of the Week programmes on BBC2 television are a popular feature of the Proms.
Generously sponsored by Jo & Peter Lavender
David Owen Norris (photo: Simon Weir)