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The Song Company: Close Up | Becoming Beatrix – Sydney
15 May 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
Explore Beatrix Potter’s life through the biographic work of Judy Taylor, and Art Song by Robert Schumann, Elliott Carter, George Crumb, Ross Edwards, Sally Whitwell, and Elena Kats-Chernin.
We all know Peter Rabbit and friends but the tale of the woman behind the beloved children’s literature series is a treasure in itself. Becoming Beatrix tells the story of Beatrix Potter’s life and legacy. Chloe and Francis’s collaboration has matched this eclectic program with seminal moments in Potter’s isolated childhood, moving into early adulthood – her foray into scientific research and the pursuit to be published, and her relationship with publisher Norman Warne – and then her work in later life for the protection and preservation of vast areas of The Lake Country and wilderness in the UK, an initiative which resulted in her founding The National Trust.
Becoming Beatrix features the biographic work of Judy Taylor, and excerpts of Robert Schumann’s famed song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben, Elliot Carter’s extravagant Artsong epic Warble for Lilac Time, and other works by Debussy, Copland, Crumb, Edwards, Whitwell and Kats-Chernin.
Chloe Lankshear – Principal Artist – Soprano
Francis Greep – Associate Artistic Director – Piano