TASC Lecture: Music in Art with Sophie Matthews
Orpheus could literally charm the birds out of the trees with his music, yet he failed to bring his beloved Eurydice safely out of the Underworld. All he had to do was to lead her up to the light without looking back at her… Unsurprisingly this tale of a legendary singer who lost his beloved through a single glance has inspired much great music (including the first masterpiece of opera, Monteverdi’s Orfeo), and visual artists too have responded to this tragic story of love and loss. Explore the wealth of art and music on the theme, with a rich array of paintings and musical examples from Monteverdi, Gluck, and Offenbach, even taking in the Can-Can!
About our speaker:
Sophie is a musician well-known for her prowess on the English border bagpipes and has become one of the foremost players of the instrument in the UK. She also plays a variety of early woodwind instruments such as shawm, rauschpfeife, crumhorm and recorder
Talk starts at 11am. Notices from 10.50
Members can book via the website and Zoom invitations are sent via the newsletter. Non-members are welcome and can also book via the website for a suggested donation of £10.
Coffee is available before the lecture.
Warwick Hall, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4RZ
Wed 8 June