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16/17 Wednesday 16th May New Music and Dance


7.00pm Michaelis Dance Theatre, Froebel College, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PU Free, please reserve your ticket in advance online at www.roehampton.ac.uk/dance or telephone the dance department on 020 8392 5016


New works by composers Adam Dickson, Breffni O’Byrne, John Goldie-Scot, Grigorios Giamougiannis, Tom Floyd, James Wilson and Carter Callison with choreographers Alejandra Maturana, Bill Robbins, Eulanda Shead, Georgia Tegou, Isis Guerts, Sarah Gero and Stacie Bennett


Two Academy flute quartets give the premiere performances of seven new dance pieces, the fruits of collaborations between Academy composers and choreography students from Roehampton University.


Thursday 17th May


Royal Academy Opera: Mansfield Park


6.00pm Sir Jack Lyons Theatre Tickets £3 from the Academy’s Box Office, see page 32. You can buy tickets at any time from www.ram.ac.uk/events


Royal Academy Opera Lionel Friend conductor John Ramster director Chad Kelly and Emily Senturia piano


Jonathan Dove Mansfield Park


Fanny Price, a shy young girl with a strong moral sense, is sent by her impoverished parents to live with her wealthy uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram. Despite being treated as an outsider by most of the Bertram family, Fanny becomes extremely attached to her cousin Edmund, but her love for him is threatened when Henry and Mary Crawford visit the neighbourhood with their own romantic plans. Jonathan Dove had longed to turn Jane Austen’s third novel into an opera ever since he first read it. His setting of Alasdair Middleton’s libretto was premiered last summer by Heritage Opera. Royal Academy Opera is delighted to present the first London production of this true ensemble piece for ten singers and two pianists.


Thursday 17th May Illustrated Harp Lecture


6.00pm Concert Room Free, no tickets required


Blind harpist John Parry (1710–1782) A look at the extraordinary life, music and artistic connections of John Parry. Presented by Sioned Williams, Academy alumna, international soloist and principal harp of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.


Thursday 17th May Guitar Masterclass


6.30–9.30pm Recital Room Free, no tickets required


With Fabio Zanon, Visiting Professor of Guitar.


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