Friday 5 October, 7pm
(Approx running time: 90 mins including interval)

£25 / £18

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New Cumnock Town Hall 
31-33 Castle, New Cumnock, KA18 4AN

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Mahler 
Revelge
Der Tambourgsell
Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen

Rudi Stephan
Ich will dir singer ein Hohelied

Britten 
Four songs from Who Are These
Children op 84

Brahms 
Es träumte mir op 57 no 3
Auf dem Kirchhofe op 105 no 4 Herbstgefühl op 48 no 7
Der Gang zum Liebchen op 48 no 1 Geheimnis op 71 no 3
Minnelied op 71 no 5
Alte Liebe op 72 no 1 Sommerfäden op 72 no 2
O kühler Wald op 72 no 3 Verzagen op 72 no 4
Über die Heide op 86 no 4
Mein Herz ist schwer op 94 no 3 Botschaft op 47 no 1


With Ian Bostridge and Saskia Giorgini

The Cumnock Tryst is delighted to welcome one of the world’s great tenors to the 2018 Festival. Ian Bostridge’s international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls of Europe, Japan and North America, with regular appearances at the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, Schwarzenberg and Aldeburgh festivals. He has had residencies at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall New York, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Luxembourg, London’s Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall. His opera career also takes him all over the world.

This special recital in New Cumnock Town Hall has been created to mark the centenary of the the First World War Armistice. Poignant songs in German by Mahler, Stephan and Brahms combined with the moving English songs of Benjamin Britten will make this an electric and memorable event. He is joined by Saskia Giorgini, the Italian-Dutch pianist who won the Salzburg International Mozart Competition in 2016, and who made her debut at the Vienna Musikverein in February 2017 playing an all Mozart recital.

It has always been my dream to bring the world’s greatest musicians to The Cumnock Tryst. The unmistakable character of Ian Bostridge’s light and effortless English tenor voice has beguiled audiences around the world. I have also had the honour of working with him and composing for him. Bostridge and Giorgini in New Cumnock? You’ve got to see and hear this!
— Sir James MacMillan