John Tomlinson with Couterpoise - The Art Of Love and Kokoschka’s Doll

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
A fascinating evening of two halves, focussing on the dramatic affair between artist Oskar Kokoschka and composer Alma Mahler, starring operatic legend Sir John Tomlinson. In the first half, mezzo-soprano Rozanna Madylus adopts the role of Alma in The Art of Love: Alma Mahler’s Life and Music (text by Barry Millington), a sequence of music by Alma and Gustav Mahler, Zemlinsky, Webern and Wagner (arranged by David Matthews). In the second half Sir John and Counterpoise perform Kokoschka’s Doll, created specially for them by composer John Casken and writer Barry Millington, which tells the dramatic tale of the curious relationship between Oscar Kokoschka and his muse. ‘Tomlinson [gives a] titanic, heart-rending performance.’ The Telegraph Image © Tony Nandi John Tomlinson bass baritone Rozanna Madylus mezzo soprano Counterpoise Fenella Humphreys violin Deborah Calland trumpet Kyle Horch saxophone Iain Farrington piano Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm) Tickets £20 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Sponsored by Mrs Katalin Landon