Blackheath Presents

Fleur Barron & Jocelyn Freeman

Songs of Sappho

THU 19 MAY 7.30pm | The Hearn Recital Room

Rising star mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron returns to Blackheath Halls to perform a programme of songs inspired by the Greek poet, Sappho with series curator and pianist, Jocelyn Freeman. Their creatively devised recital will include items by Brahms, Gurney and Hahn alongside Elizabeth Vercoe’s Irreveries from Sappho and intertwined musical responses to the iconic Bilitis from Rita Strohl and Claude Debussy.

SongEasel Icons and Legends 2022 Series celebrates a notorious dinner meeting in Paris in May 1922 that included Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Diaghilev.


Johannes Brahms
Sapphische Ode,
Der Schmied
Dein blaues äuge
Von Ewige Liebe

Ivor Gurney: Seven Sappho Songs
3. The Apple Orchard
4. Hesperus
7. Lonely Night

Rita Strohl
Selected songs from 'Bilitis’

Chansons de Bilitis

Reynaldo Hahn
Quand je fus pris au Pavillon
Si mes vers avaient des ailes
A Chloris

Elizabeth Vercoe
Irreveries from Sappho

Running Time: approx. 70 mins no interval

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Dates and times

This event finished on 19 May 2022.

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