Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer evokes a timeless narrative of travel, longing, hope, dispossession and love. Many of the same themes course through Du Yun’s new work Where we lost our shadows, from the plight of today’s Syrian refugees to the qawwali vocal tradition of South Asia. And if the movement of people across the globe is an age-old story, so too is the constant movement and re-invention of their songs: folk singer Sam Amidon traces the ceaseless evolution of folk ballads across centuries and continents through a series of specially-created song arrangements.
Part of The Orchestral Theatre: The Claus Moser Series
RepertoireMahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen arr. Iain Farrington for chamber orchestra