Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Southwell Minster
Church Street
NG25 0HD


Charles IvesThe Unanswered Question
Aaron CoplandAppalachian Spring, ballet
Michael TorkeAdjustable Wrench


Marcus Farnsworth – baritone

Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists

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Programme Note

This concert presents three highly individual and iconic pieces for chamber ensemble from the beginning, middle and end of the 20th century:

* The eternally enigmatic and thought-provoking six minutes of Ives’ The Unanswered Question
* The wide American landscape and homely comfort of Copland’s evocative ballet score Appalachian Spring
* The fun minimalism of Michael Torke’s Adjustable Wrench (his music has been described by Gramophone magazine as “some of the most optimistic, joyful and thoroughly uplifting music to appear in recent years”)

In between there are songs including Britten’s sensitive and entertaining settings of Appalachian folk melodies.

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