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Strand Chamber Music Series 2023/4 (Concert 13) – Mariana Rodrigues & Andrew Cowie

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Enjoy the thirteenth concert in this exceptional new series of chamber music in the beautiful candlelit venue of St Mary le Strand.  A unique opportunity to experience some of the UK’s leading chamber music artists, the series will cover a broad spectrum of repertoire from ensemble works by Beethoven, Ravel and Debussy to exquisite early vocal works by John Mundy, John Dowland and William Byrd along with 20th Century works for Saxophone quartet.  St Mary le Strand is a stunning and intimate venue, the perfect setting for this musical experience. There are also many bars and restaurants nearby to complete your evening.

Mariana Rodrigues (soprano)
Andrew Cowie (piano)


Gerald Finzi  – Song Cycle ‘Oh fair to see’
Hector Berlioz – Villanelle from Les Nuits d’été
George Bizet – Chanson d’Avril
Robert Schumann – Liederkreis: ‘Mondnacht’ & ‘Auf einer Burg’
Edward Elgar – The shepherd’s song
Barbara – Dis, quand reviendras-tu
Edward Elgar – The poet’s life
With Poetry by  Betjeman, Zoë Akins, Mary Frye and Norman MacCaig

Mariana Rodrigues  Portuguese soprano Mariana Rodrigues is developing a career in Early and Contemporary music, Classical Opera and Art Song, as well as Ensemble singing – where her main interests lie. She is currently in her final year of Undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with a scholarship, studying with Marie Vassiliou and Philip Sunderland.
Recent engagements include a performance in the concert Vivaldi on the Double with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, and the Civil Service Choir, where she sang the soprano solo motet Nulla in mundo pax sincera, Beatus Vir and Dixit Dominus.
Mariana started to develop a reputation in Portuguese contemporary music when she recorded Nuno da Rocha’s CD Mesmo que faça frio as Solo Soprano, did the UK premiere of Eu… by Eurico Carrapatoso and performed the main character Dalmira (Peregrina) in the premiere of the Brazilian opera Entremez da Peregrina in collaboration with CESEM.
Since 2019 she has had the pleasure of singing Dido and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas by H. Purcell), Venus and Cupid (Venus and Adonis by J. Blow), Galatea (Acis and Galatea by G. F. Handel), Pamina (The Magic Flute) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni). She has performed the role of Hébè, Phani and Damon (Les Indes Galantes by J. P. Rameau), the last one with Musiektheater Transparant De Singel in Belgium, Solo Soprano in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, St. Matthew’s and St. John’s Passion, Gabriel in Haydn’s The Creation as well as Daughter of Zion in Händel’s Brockes-Passion.

Tickets https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cm/strand-chamber-music-series-2023-4-concert-13/e-azjopj

Phone 0333 666 33 66

Email info@citymusicpromotions.co.uk


St Mary le Strand
London, Greater London WC2R 1ES United Kingdom
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