Isolation and Friendship

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The concert will be available at 7.30pm on Thursday 15th October, and for 30 days following.

The third concert in our re:connect series explores the themes of isolation and friendship. Featuring works by Britten and Prokofiev written specifically for friends of the composers, the performance will also showcase two new works by Welsh composer Huw Watkins. How is taken from new music project Eight Songs From Isolation, written during lockdown by eight contemporary composers, whilst his setting of three Welsh folk songs was written to celebrate the 60th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales.

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To help to get the most out of the performance, we are also delighted to offer a complimentary programme for the concert, with more details of the performers and works included. Download the programme here.


Britten – Elegy for Solo Viola
Huw Watkins – How from Eight Songs of Isolation
Huw Watkins – Three Welsh Songs
Britten – Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Prokofiev arr. Barshai – Visions Fugitives


Toby Spence Tenor
Huw Watkins Piano
Oliver Zeffman Conductor


Our thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, for supporting the re:connect concert series at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields and St. Martin-in-the-Fields church are closely following government guidance and each concert will adhere accordingly to the latest advice.


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