Complementing this new work is the journey of the folk ballad ‘Two Sisters’ from 16th-century Norway to modern-day New York City. Folk artist Sam Amidon and composer/performer Nico Muhly join Aurora to perform a series of versions, including Amidon’s much-loved ‘Saro’ (Bedroom Community) and Muhly’s hypnotic rendition ‘The Only Tune’. This story of a ballad’s transformation is told alongside specially-commissioned animations by Ola Szmida and Mahler’s own arresting ‘song from the road’, the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer).
Khaled Jarrar’s film includes documentary footage of his journey with a group of refugees from Syria to Europe, including interviews with adults and children.
Part of The Orchestral Theatre: The Claus Moser Series at Southbank Centre
RepertoireTraditional: The Miller and the King's Daughter arr. Farringdon
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer at 3.15pm – Artists' Bar with Du Yun and Susanna Eastburn.
Delve deeper into the music at this informal Q&A with our SoundState featured artist.