Friday 18th June – Late Night Lieder with The Hermes Experiment
Friday 18 June, 9.45pm
Victoria Hall Risers, Leeds Town Hall
LATE NIGHT LIEDER with The Hermes Experiment
Tickets*: £16.50, £14.30 (conc) FREE (U26/students)
Livestream Tickets*: £11
Errollyn Wallen gun, gun, gun
Raymond Yiu Written at Sunset
Ayanna Witter-Johnson Draw the Line
Emily Hall I am happy Living Simply & The end of the ending
Clara Schumann (arr. Pashley) Liebst du um Schönheit
Lili Boulanger (arr. Schofield) Reflets & Attente
Hannah Peel (arr. Pashley) The Almond Tree
+ Poetry by poets local to Leeds
The Hermes Experiment is a contemporary quartet made up of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass. Capitalising on their deliberately idiosyncratic combination of instruments, the ensemble regularly commissions new works, as well as creating their own innovative arrangements and venturing into live free improvisation. Their soprano, Heloise Werner, appeared at Leeds Lieder as a Young Artist in 2018. It is particularly good to welcome her back to Leeds with her with her “boldly entertaining” (The Scotsman) ensemble, for an evening that “mirrors our current musical landscape” (The Observer). As part of their programme, The Hermes Experiment will improvise on poems written by poets local to Leeds, creating our very own 2021 Leeds Lieder Songbook.
*all ticket prices are inclusive of a Box Office booking fee.