Five Minutes with Marcus Farnsworth
In the hypnotic performance titled Lines from a Wanderer, internationally acclaimed baritone Marcus Farnsworth and pianist Libby Burgess perform a collection of songs that explore places, journeys and wanderings. Marcus spoke with us about what audiences can expect from the piece.
Firstly, can you introduce us to your show and tell us what it is about?
It’s a recital that explores songs about travel, including a new song cycle that was written for me by John Casken.
Why would someone come and see your show?
It’s packed with beautiful music, new and old, and it would be a great introduction for anyone new to the world of song.
Where did the idea and inspiration come from?
The programme is based around the cycle that John Casken wrote for me. All the songs chosen are on the theme of 'wandering' or travel.
What sort of person is going to love this show?
Anyone who loves poetry, beautiful music or intimate concerts.
What will surprise people about this show?
How accessible John’s music is. For anyone who is wary of new music, this cycle is really lyrical. Also, the texts he has chosen are stunning – poems by Hardy, Keats and Browning, to mention a few.
For more information about dates, tickets, and more, see our event page Lines from a Wanderer.