Women in Music – Royal Academy of Arts -“In Tune with Feminist Futures”

February 26, 2018 — 44 Comments

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To help celebrate International Women’s Day the Royal Academy of Arts approached the Royal College of music to suggest a collaborative performance entitled In Tune with Feminist Futures” inspired by revered female artists, including Royal Academicians Gillian Wearing, Sonia Boyce, and Phyllida Barlow.

This was an ideal opportunity for me and my friends on the Women In Music module to perform some of the pieces that we have researched and prepared for our recital lectures on the 8th March.

It has been a wonderful opportunity for me to work with accompanist Leanne Singh-Levett who has helped me to shape my songs, one of which is quite a difficult and quirky contemporary piece by Kaija Saariaho called “Il Pleut”.  Leanne will also be accompanying my friends Katy Thomson and Esme Hurlburt with their contributions to the evening.

There will also be performances by the Maconchy Quartet, Maren Bosma violin, Eloise MacDonald violin, Joanna Patrick viola, and Lily Hope cello.

The programme for the evening will consist of:

Lisa J Burgess Clouds
Judith Weir Lady Isobel and the Elf-Knight
N Boulanger Soir d’hiver
A Mahler Fünf Lieder: In meines Vaters Garden; Laue Sommernacht
Maconchy Allegro feroce from String Quartet no 1
Beach Take, O, Take Those Lips Away
Beach The Year’s at the Spring

The recital is to be held in The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly and starts at 6:30 pm. So if you are in London on the 9th March and want to come along and join us you can get tickets from the Royal Academy of Arts website.

44 responses to Women in Music – Royal Academy of Arts -“In Tune with Feminist Futures”

  1. 

    Best wishes. Sorry I will not be able to attend. 😀

  2. 

    Sounds like a tremendous concert.
    Wish I could attend.
    Enjoy and good luck

  3. 

    As usual with class

  4. 

    Good luck. Wish I could attend. Looks like it will be very good.

  5. 

    I am in tune with you

  6. 

    Reblogged this on thehouseofbailey and commented:
    If you’re in London on the 9th of March and like some class and culture.. check this concert out.

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather March 17, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you very much Scott, the concert was sold out and was such a beautiful venue.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  7. 

    It sounds like a magical evening. I wish I could be there.

  8. 

    Wow, great news ! Congratulations Charlotte !
    All the best for you !

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      Charlotte Hoather March 17, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you Pascal, it was a great venue, I would recommend a visit to you, very inspirational.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  9. 

    Hi Charlotte, this sounds like fun evening. Have a great time. Darlene

  10. 

    Dear Charlotte,
    Very beautiful photo of you on the piano celebrating the women in music. May God bless you richly my beloved.

  11. 

    Sounds fabulous and I know you will be amazing!

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      Charlotte Hoather March 17, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      The songs turned out really well, I learnt them quickly because I had to change my program but it was a very worthwhile exercise.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  12. 

    Love that photo of you. It sounds as if it will be a fabulous evening. Good luck!

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      Charlotte Hoather March 17, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      We have some great practise rooms in London, it was a lovely evening, thank you.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  13. 

    Sounds like it will be a great concert Charlotte, well done 😘

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      Charlotte Hoather March 17, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks Gill, the feedback from the audience was very good and Jane came to watch with her friend so that was lovely.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  14. 

    Wishing you a great recital, as I’m sure it will be. Sadly London is a bit too far for me. It’s a lovely picture of you too Charlotte. I’ll be trying to do my bit on 8 March, if only a post as usual.

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather March 17, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      I’ll try to get across to everyone’s blogs when College goes into recess and lessons stop next week so I can try to catch up after an hectic few months.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  15. 

    Lovely photo Charlotte.
    I hope you enjoy the recital good luck xx

  16. 

    You know I’m hoping you enjoy the night. If you are having a good time, the audience will feel it in your performance!

    • 
      Charlotte Hoather March 17, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      Yes I did enjoy the night, the art, the atmosphere, it was all lovely.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  17. 

    The recital sounds wonderful! I hope you enjoy the evening.

  18. 

    Sounds wonderful! Have fun! I know you will be fabulous! Xo

  19. 

    Wish I could be there. You’ll be amazing.

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      Charlotte Hoather March 17, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks, Alex, I’ll have my final recital coming up at the end of the next term, it would be lovely to have a few blog friends there 🙂
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  20. 

    Sounds like an amazing evening! How wonderful to showcase and celebrate female artists.

  21. 

    OMG!I wish I was there. I want to hear “Il Pleut”. Will it go onto YouTube?

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      Charlotte Hoather March 17, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      Sadly I didn’t get to perform Il Pleut but I did perform it the day before. It’s becoming a song I really enjoy singing and I had to speed learn it with three other pieces, so I hope to perform it again and again. Sadly I didn’t get chance to record it but you never know. I’ll try to prepare another video for You Tube soon, perhaps an English aria.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  22. 

    I wish I could be there. Hope the concert goes brilliantly. Ironically, we will be coming to the RCM Midsummer Night’s Dream on the 10th. I was due to accompany a musician friend who has a protégé in the cast. She is now not well enough to come so my husband will be with me instead.

  23. 
    Charlotte Hoather March 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Sorry I missed you I went home straight after the concert meet and great for Mother’s Day. I’m sorry your friend was too poorly to see the show. This cold and flu season seems to be dragging on and on this year doesn’t it?
    Best wishes
    Charlotte

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