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Hidden Gems – evening of French music by Lili Boulanger

28th June 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Come and join us on a beautiful summer evening at St Mary Le Strand for an enchanting concert presented to you by Hidden Gems concert series. This concert, we present the captivating music of a remarkable composer, Lili Boulanger. Boulanger’s talent was recognized at an early age. Despite her chronic illness and short life, she accomplished incredible achievements. In 1913, she became the first woman to win the prestigious Prix de Rome, making her the first composer-in-residence at Villa Medici in Rome. Although her stay in Rome was cut short by World War I, she managed to create some of her best compositions, including the mesmerizing song cycle Clairières dans le ciel, which will be performed during our concert.

Boulanger’s music is light, enchanting, and inspired by renowned composers such as Fauré and Debussy. However, this lightness is mixed with sorrow and sadness, which were influenced by the impact of WWI and her illness. We are thrilled to invite talented soprano Lucy Hall and pianist and organist Gavin Roberts to perform some of Boulanger’s most beautiful songs, including selected pieces from Clairières dans le ciel. Furthermore, violinist Maria Gîlicel and pianist Tal Walker, will present Boulanger’s piano and violin pieces, as well as piano solo pieces.




28th June 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm