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Windrush, The Journey - Touring Concert and Exhibition - June 2024

Pegasus Opera, in partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra present Windrush, The Journey. For more than 30 years, Pegasus Opera Company has fearlessly paved the way for diverse talent in opera.

Today, we’re paying tribute to Windrush, showcasing a rich tapestry of music and storytelling, and celebrating Black classical composers: past, present and future. Through the outstanding music of Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Richard Thompson and Des Oliver – three composers who represent different eras of Black history – we’ll honour the legacy of the Windrush generation with an exciting fusion of classical music, steel pan, jazz and blues.

A fascinating immersive exhibition showcasing the work of Black British composers through music, photographs and local Windrush testimony will accompany this concert which will be featured in foyer of each of the concert venues.

-The Programme:
Joseph Bologne le Chevalier de Saint-Georges -
L'Amant Anonyme (Extracts)
Overture to L'Amant Anonyme
Depuis longtemps mon coeur soupire (Act 1, Scene 1)
Tant de Constance (Act 1, Scene 2)
Son amour, Sa constance extrême (Act 1, Scene 3)
Enfin une foule… L’Amour, deviant propice (Act 2, Scene 1)
Aimer sans pouvoir le dire (Act 2, Scene 2)
Non, non je ne puis rien entendre (Act 2, Scene 3)
Ah! Quel trouble

Richard Thompson - Aspects of Othello & Desdemona
Des Oliver and Edson Burton composer and librettist - “Windrush Opera” (Scenes 3 and 4)
Jeri Lynne Johnson - conductor
Singers from Pegasus Opera Company
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
-Full Dates for the Tour:

Friday 31st May and 1st June - Tung Concert Hall, Liverpool in association with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Thursday 6th- Saturday 8th June - Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Haringey London
Thursday 13th June-Saturday 15th June - Birmingham Hippodrome (Patrick Studio)
Thursday 20th June-Saturday 22nd June - Bristol Beacon (Lantern Hall)
Wednesday 26th June-Friday 28th June - Albany Theatre, Lewisham London
The Tung Auditorium, 60 Oxford Street Liverpool, Merseyside L7 3NY
Fri 31 May
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